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Unjustified Immigration Detention Reaches New Lows

By Tanaz Moghadam, Immigrants' Rights Project at 4:01pm
A Wednesday New York Times article portrayed the anguish of 30 Haitians that were evacuated from the earthquake in January, only to be greeted by a jail cell upon their arrival to the U.S. One earthquake survivor, Jackson, languished in jail for over two months after being pulled out from beneath the rubble of his destroyed home in Haiti. The article gives voice to yet another story of the inhumane and unnecessary immigration detention system that incarcerates some 30,000 noncitizens daily.
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