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Ending The Laws That Fuel Mass Detention and Deportation

Ending The Laws That Fuel Mass Detention and Deportation

By Judy Rabinovitz, Immigrants' Rights Project at 3:00pm
The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs to American taxpayers. Throughout the next two weeks, check back daily for posts about the costs of immigration detention, both human and fiscal, and what needs to be done to ensure fair and humane policy.

Inspector General Recommendations on Transfers of Detained Immigrants Don't Resolve Serious Issues

By Judy Rabinovitz, Immigrants' Rights Project at 2:42pm

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report, "Immigration and Customs Enforcement Policies and Procedures Related to Detainee Transfers." (PDF) Undertaken at the request of…

The Defendant Who Wasn't There

By Judy Rabinovitz, Immigrants' Rights Project at 5:28pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

On Thursday, I observed proceedings in the case of Mohammed Kamin, an Afghan detainee who has been held for more than five years, first in Bagram and then in Guantánamo. Kamin faces possible life in prison…

Khadr Hearings Plod Along; Ghailani Arraigned

By Judy Rabinovitz, Immigrants' Rights Project at 4:53pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

On Wednesday, I observed two hearings: the first was in the case of Omar Khadr, the young Canadian who was arrested at the age of 15 and has been detained now for more than six years. The second was the arraignment…

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