Abuse of Immigration Detention
Over the last several years, the use of detention as an immigration enforcement strategy has increased exponentially, and immigrants, including lawful permanent residents and asylum seekers, have been detained for prolonged periods of time without any finding that they are either a danger to society or a flight risk.
The government is spending millions of dollars to lock up people whose detentions serve no purpose. In addition to being cruel and unnecessary, prolonged immigration detention makes it nearly impossible for individuals to fight their cases—including those with legitimate claims for legal status in the United States.
The ACLU is fighting to make sure that immigrants are entitled to a fair chance under the law.
Victory: After Three Years of Battling in Court, the Trump Administration Abandons its Policy of Banning Abortion for Unaccompanied Immigrant MinorsNewsSeptember 30, 2020
As a Result of ACLU Litigation, Trump Administration Ends Policy Prohibiting Immigrant Minors from Accessing AbortionPress ReleaseSeptember 29, 2020
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- NewsSeptember 23, 2020
ACLU Files FOIA Request to Uncover Information About Medical Abuse at Irwin County Detention FacilityPress ReleaseSeptember 18, 2020
- NewsAugust 24, 2020