Niels Frenzen

Professor of Law, University of Southern California Law School

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Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Law School and Director of its Immigration Clinic

Niels Frenzen on KCRW

The UN wants the US to start calling migrants at our borders “refugees.” We talk about the power of the distinction.

“Migrant” vs “Refugee”

The UN wants the US to start calling migrants at our borders “refugees.” We talk about the power of the distinction.

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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement  has rounded up and detained increasing numbers of undocumented people in the past five years.

Are Immigrants Dying in US Prisons for Lack of Decent Healthcare?

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has rounded up and detained increasing numbers of undocumented people in the past five years.

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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement still won't talk about 400
immigrants removed a week ago from a detention center on Terminal Island  without notice  to lawyers or family…

ICE Shuts Down San Pedro Immigration Detention Facility without Notice to Attorneys or Families

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