Immigrants' Rights and Detention
Our immigration detention system locks up hundreds of thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs to American taxpayers. Recently, mothers and children, who are mainly asylum seekers fleeing violence in Central America, have been detained in family detention centers.
The “lock ’em up” approach to detention is contrary to common sense and our fundamental values. In America, liberty should be the norm for everyone—and detention the last resort.
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyOctober 5, 2012
- CaseOctober 29, 2015
- CaseApril 24, 2013
- News/Press ReleaseAugust 16, 2017
There’s No Evidence I’m in a Gang — Because I’m Not. But I’ve Been Locked Up for Two Months for Gang Membership.Blog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 15, 2017
The Trump Administration Is Detaining Immigrant Kids for Gang Membership Without Evidence. So We Sued.Blog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 14, 2017
- News/Press ReleaseAugust 11, 2017
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 2, 2017
Rights Groups Question School Suspensions and ICE Detentions of Immigrant Students for Alleged MS-13 TiesNews/Press ReleaseAugust 1, 2017