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 FreelyApril 25, 2013
Judge to Government: 'National Security' Isn't a 'Magic Word' That Allows Constitutional Rights ViolationsBlog Post - Speak FreelyMarch 16, 2015
- Legal DocumentMay 1, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyOctober 5, 2012
- MapOctober 8, 2011
- CaseFebruary 10, 2015
- LetterJuly 1, 2015
- News/Press ReleaseJune 24, 2015
In Violation of the Constitution, Obama Is Deporting Asylum-Seekers Without Oversight From The CourtsBlog Post - Speak FreelyJune 18, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJune 10, 2015
- Blog Post - Washington MarkupJune 3, 2015
- LetterJune 2, 2015