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- Samah Assad and Megan Hickey, "ICE is demanding data from Illinois abortion clinics, restaurants, schools and more using obscure legal tool," CBS 2 Chicago, May 18. Clinic director Jackie Stevens on unlawful ICE subpoenas.
- Jackie Stevens, Chicago to see immediate impact amid Title 42 fallout, Fox 32 Chicago, May 12.
- Hannah Hayes, "Forced Labor? Migrant detainees claim exploitation at corporate-run detention center," American Bar Association, August 1, 2022.
- Tom Ferraro, "Raising a $1-a-Day Wage Seems Like a No-Brainer. Not to Congress," In These Times, vol. 46.
- Jacqueline Stevens, "Enacting Citizenship for a Healthy Politeia," Citizenship Studies, 22 (
- Jackie Stevens, "Biden Administration ICE Contracts Encourage Forced Labor," June 1. Jackie Stevens sheds light on the forced labor conditions in many ICE dentention centers.
- Katrina Pham, "Northwestern community weighs in on what Biden’s presidency looks like for the future of immigration reform," Feb. 1. Jackie Stevens speaks about the complexities of immigration reform in the Biden administration.
- John Washington and Jose Olivares, "ICE Medical Misconduct Witness Slated for Deporatation is a U.S. Citizen, Says Lawyer," Nov. 2. Jackie Stevens speaks on the number of U.S. citizens deported annually, which reaches into the tens of thousands a year.
- Jackie Stevens and J. Carlisle Larsen, "The Parents Of 545 Children Separate At Cannot Be Located," Oct. 30. Jackie Stevens joins Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on child separation and the government's inability to find their parents.
- Marisa Demarco and Khalil Ekulona, "No More Normal: Human Rights on Ice," Your New Mexico Government, Aug. 16. Jackie Stevens is interviewed about immigrant detention and what can be done about it.
- Farzana Kapadia, Jacqueline Stevens, and Diana Silver, "Dental Radiographs for Age Estimation in US Asylum Seekers: Methodological, Ethical, and Health Issues," American Journal of Public Health, Aug. 9. With research from FOIAs as described in the report, this article offers criticism to methods of age identification for children in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement custody.
- Jackie Stevens, "ICE Officials Knew Dollar/Day Wages Lacked Congressional Authorization," States Without Nations, June 21. Clinic, after six years of FOIA litigation, receives evidence government knew $1 a day program lacked Congressional authorization.
- Jackie Stevens, "Updates on ICE Work Program Violations," States Without Nations, April 17. Updates on work program FOIA litigation, links to orders and productions.
- John Washington and Jacqueline Stevens, "Democratic Representative Pushed to Create a Massive Migrant Health Database that No One Wants," The Intercept, Jan. 4. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) exploits migrant health crisis.
- Jackie Stevens and James Marcus, "Are We Approaching a Turning Point in the US Immigration Crisis?" Guardian, August 17.
- Jackie Stevens, "Schroedinger's Citizen," States Without Nations, Aug. 5. A narrative of a man's 22 year struggle to be recognized by the government as a US citizen.
- Tom Hals, "U.S. to Ramp Up Deportations with Sweeping New Rule," Reuters, July 23, citing Clinic research.
- Betsy Woodruff, "Private Prison Bosses Beg Taxpayers to Pay Human Trafficking Lawsuit Bills," July 17. Reports release of communications between GEO and ICE Clinic obtained through FOIA litigation.
- Nadia Reiman, "My Very Unhappy Birthday," This American Life, July 12. Features Clinic research on juveniles being moved to ICE jails based on unlawful assessments that disregard bona fide document and narratives.
- Jackie Stevens, "Age Assessments for Unaccompanied Children: Alternative Facts, Policies, and Logic," July 12. The initial findings, which contributed to "My Very Unhappy Birthday".
- Letter to the Editor, "NU leaders endanger students, employees through E-verify," The Daily Northwestern, Feb. 4. Jackie Stevens and others in the campus community voice concerns over university turning over student and faculty personal data to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and university officials' bogus justifications.
- Jay Root, "Border Hustle: A Father's Decision to Smuggle his Daughter across the Border," TIME magazine and Texas Tribune documentary (24 minutes), (Clinic research introduced at minute 11.)
- J-School Feature of DRC
- Greg Allen, "ICE Detained the Wrong Person," NPR, December 18.
- Amanda Holpuch, "Private Prison Companies Served with Lawsuits over Using Detainee Labor," The Guardian, November 25, 2018.
- Shannon Najmabadi, "Across the Country, Basements, Offices, and Hotels Play Short-term Host to People in ICE Custody," Texas Observer, August 29.
- Stevens, "Congress Sets the Pay Rates for Migrant Prison Work," Wall Street Journal, August 28, Letter to the Editor.
- Chava Gourarie, "Reporting Around ICE," Columbia Journalism Review, August 10.
- Swiss Public Radio, Free Movement, with Jacqueline Stevens (Director), July 26 (in French).
- Debate in The Economist, "Should People be Free to Choose the Country in which they Live?" June 18 - 24, Stevens defends the "Yes" position.
- Jacqueline Stevens (Director), "When Migrants Are Treated Like Slaves," The New York Times, April 4.
- Steve Coll, "When ICE Tries to Deport Americans, Who Defends Them?" New Yorker, March 21, uses Deportation Research Clinic data.
- Alan Perez, "Prof. Jacqueline Stevens Talks Deportation Flaws, Clinic Work," The Daily Northwestern, March 7.
- The Takeaway, WNYC/NPR, "ICE Arrests Are Up, but Deportations Are Down," February 19, interview with Director Jacqueline Stevens.
- "U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Concerned with Alleged Abusive Labor Practices at Immigration Detention Centers," December 2017 press release announcing the Commission's calls to Congress and the Department of Homeland Security to investigate abusive labor conditions at immigration detention centers, citing Professor Stevens' research on dollar-a-day wages, detention center work program policies obtained through a FOIA request filed by the Clinic, and documents filed in Menocal v. GEO Group, Inc. hosted on the Clinic's website.
- Maria Benevento, "Without a Lawyer, Immigrants Lost in a System Stacked Against Them," National Catholic Reporter online, December 15.
- Shikha Dalmia, "How Immigration Crackdowns Screw Up Americans' Lives," from the December 2017 issue of Reason magazine.
- Lise Olsen, "Hundreds of Citizens End Up in Deportation Proceedings Each year, Immigration Court Data Shows," Houston Chronicle, July 30.
- Kim Brooks, "Leaving a Child Behind," New York magazine, July 11.
- Adam Ruins Everything, "Jackie Stevens Exposes the Bizarre World of Immigration Courts and Detention Centers," July 5, interview with Director Jacqueline Stevens.
- The Takeaway, WNYC/NPR, "The History and Practice of Immigration Detention," May 16, interview with Director Jacqueline Stevens.
- Madison Pauley, "How a Private Prison Company Used Detained Immigrants for Free Labor," Mother Jones, April 3.
- The Takeaway, WNYC/NPR, "Exploring the Shadow World of ICE Prisons," March 13, interview with Director Jacqueline Stevens on ICE detention and GEO lawsuit.
- "Charlie Rose," March 10, interview with Director Jacqueline Stevens on detention, open borders, private prisons.
- Warren Olney, KCRW (NPR syndicated), "To the Point," March 8, interview with Director Jacqueline Stevens on GEO lawsuit and ICE detention facilities.
- Kristine Phillips, "Thousands of ICE Detainees Claim they were Forced into Labor, a Violation of Anti-Slavery Laws," Washington Post, March 5, on landmark federal lawsuit using Clinic research, .
- Oliver Ortega, "ICE Causes Widespread Fear in Immigrant Communities, Then Rebuffs Lawmakers," The Progressive, February 16.
- Olver Ortega, "What Donald Trump's Executive Orders Mean for the Immigrant Community," The Progressive, January 30.
- Eyder Peralta, "You Say You're An American, But What If You Had To Prove It Or Be Deported?" NPR, December 22.
- "Why the Immigration Courts are a Huge Mess," Adam Ruins Everything (excerpt), truTV, September 21.
- Max Siegelbaum, "Immigration Courts in Prisons Raise Issues of Due Process, Public Access," Trib Live (Pennsylvania), July 31.
- Kate Sierzputowski, "Confronting the Fears Detained Immigrants Face in the US," Hypoallergenic, July 22, 2016, on Director Jacqueline Stevens' speech at an installation by Northwestern University's Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Artist in Residence (2012) Jenny Polak.
- Jeanne Kuang, "Some Citizens Face Immigration Arrests because of Weak Legal Protections, Experts Say," Chicago Tribune, June 7.
- Deanna Isaacs, "Northwestern Surrenders in Battle over Military Leader for Buffett Institute," Chicago Reader, April 20.
- Molly Hennesy-Fiske, "Paid $1 to $3 a Day, Unauthorized Immigrants Keep Family Detention Centers Running," Los Angeles Times, August 3.
- Alexandra Starr, "At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held at Detention Centers," NPR, Alexandra Starr, July 23.
- Adam Raney, "When the U.S. Deports Its Own Citizens," Al Jazeera (online and television report), June 15.
- Ian Urbina, "Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor," New York Times, May 24.
- Jacqueline Stevens (Director), "The New Abolitionism: The Struggle to End Deportation," Tikkun, July 28.
- Jacqueline Stevens (Director), "Citizenship to Go," New York Times, May 17.
- "ICE Defends Voluntary Work Program," Fox Latino, August 3.
- Patrik Jonsson, "Deported Teen Returns to US: How Many Are Mistakenly Banished?" Christian Science Monitor, January 7.
- Julia Preston, "ICE Crackdown Also Snares Americans," New York Times, December 13.
- Jacqueline Stevens, The Nation magazine, 2008-2010, articles on ICE and immigration judge misconduct.