Migrahack 2016

  • Immigration and Crimes
  • Detention
  • Enforcement

About 400,000 people are detained over their immigration status every year – twice as many as those held in federal prisons on criminal charges. U.S. policy treats many immigrants as criminals. And the immigration enforcement and detention system raises questions similar to that of the criminal justice system: Are people of color being racially profiled? How does enforcement affect police-community relationships? Who is making money from this mass incarceration? Join us and help uncover the trends and stories hidden in the data at Migrahack, an innovative immigration data hackathon organized by the Institute for Justice & Journalism. Our free training and hackathon weekend in downtown Chicago will bring together journalists, developers, designers, nonprofits and community members. We’ll teach you how to use tech tools to analyze and visualize data to translate policy and numbers into journalism stories. We'll form diverse teams to create projects to be shared in social media and traditional media.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/migrahack-2016-in-chicago-tickets-24516021079.

IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service

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