The transformed VAWA self-petition lays the foundation for a reimagined basis for immigration relief. In this reimagination, state responsiveness is connected to a recognition of the structural policies and practices placed survivors in harm’s way; it is this recognition that
- Envisioning Community Paralegals in the United States: Beginning to Fix the Broken Immigration System
- The Racial Tension Between Underprescription and Overprescription of Pain Medication Amid the Opioid Epidemic
- Beyond the U Visa and Carceral Feminist "Crimmigration": Transforming the VAWA Self-Petition to Remedy Sexual Violence in Immigration Detention
- U.S. Prisons' Lactose Intolerance: Lactation and Incarcerated Women's Eighth Amendment Right to Breast Pumps
In Depth Reading
Volume 45 Issue 1
To truly have a fair and just trial de facto and not simply de jure, an individual…must be able to make informed decisions about her case and reflect on her status with someone who appreciates her perspective and takes into
Framing and interpreting an incarcerated woman’s need for a breast pump as deriving from lactation removes the “perceived element of ‘choice’” traditionally associated with breastfeeding. . . . Because lactation is a physiological response to pregnancy and childbirth, not a
By lessening biases, providing more medical education, and doing more research into treatment and risks, the medical community can move closer to a world in which more patients are prescribed medication in a more evidence-based, equitable manner.
Volume 45 Issue 2
Lawyers who are just entering the profession should be trained to understand the history of criminal legal punishment in the United States, how the system impacts people’s lives, and how it might be replaced by a model that emphasizes collective well-being.
And yet this deep, incalculable suffering beyond remedy has never been considered grounds for impeachment because the people who make decisions about what is impeachable will never experience this racism and do not care enough about it. That needs to
In generating particular social group jurisprudence that does not allow any applicants to qualify, the Board of Immigration Appeals has abrogated both its legal and moral responsibilities to those seeking refuge in the United States.
The fantasy exception has failed. It confers only burdens on sexual assault victims and provides no benefit to criminal defendants. North Carolina has served the country well as a laboratory of invention, but the time has come for it to
Volume 45 Issue 3
As America responds to the renewed momentum in the fight for Black reparations, the country must grapple with how to address the full legacy of the land theft and displacement born from slavery.
The health and racial injustice crises we face have exposed the contradiction that haunts our country: a democracy where race and identity are used to justify the inequitable structure of society. Symbolically and tangibly, confronting this contradiction may lead us
Black people who have been dispossessed of their land through violence and systemic racism—economic violence—cannot collectively be made whole merely through the ceremonial re-establishment of the Black Commons. . . . Proposals that advocate for reparations while failing to contemplate
From apologies and memorials to educational programs, communities should consider calling for responses to police violence outside of the mainstream ones