An independent, non-profit, national research and policy organization with its headquarters in New York, The Vera Institute was established in 1961.
The institution “fights to transform the criminal and legal justice systems across the U.S,” according to its website.
Herbert Sturtz, who founded Vera Institute and died in 2021 at the age of 90, served as its first director.
Sturtz served as deputy mayor under Mayor Ed Koch, served as chairman of the planning commission for New York City, and was either the founder of or had a significant impact on a number of non-profit organizations.
Sturtz had previously worked with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations as a senior advisor (OSF).
As stated on its website, the Open Society foundations is “the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance and human rights.” Soros contributed $32 billion of his personal funds to the foundations.
Illegal immigration has long been a serious problem in the United States, especially as it has become more prevalent under the Biden administration.
The administration designated Vice President Kamala Harris to spearhead efforts to solve the issue.
Harris earned the moniker “border czar.”
The greatest number ever documented of migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021 was believed to be over 1.7 million. More than 160 nations were represented among those detained, with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador being the most common.
At that time, according to US authorities, there were more than 145,000 unaccompanied minors among those being held.
As per Fox, more than 100,000 unaccompanied minor encounters occurred in 2022; however, rather than being removed in accordance with the terms of the Title 42 health order, the minors are instead taken into the custody of Health and Human Services and relocated to either parents or sponsors across the nation.
There were almost 239,000 interactions with migrants in May 2022, and ICE held an average of 692 kids.
According to Fox, the Biden administration just agreed to a five-year lease on an abandoned school in Greensboro, North Carolina, to begin housing unaccompanied youngsters away from the southern border.
According to Fox News, it’s anticipated that thousands of youngsters could be held at the American Hebrew Academy Campus in Greensboro until they can be accommodated with relatives or sponsors.
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One of the initiatives of the Vera Institute has to do with illegal aliens and their impending deportation.
The U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) states that those who are apprehended for whatever reason are placed in “safe, secure, and humane environments and under appropriate conditions of confinement.”
The Vera Institute seeks to end “mass incarceration” by cutting down on the number of jails, prisons, and detention centers in the United States. The group has also signaled support for defunding police, Breitbart reports.