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.
Practice Advisory: Prolonged Mandatory Detention and Bond Eligibility in the Eleventh Circuit (June 2016)Legal DocumentJune 28, 2016
- CaseDecember 23, 2015
- CaseApril 24, 2013
- CaseOctober 29, 2015
- LetterOctober 19, 2015
- Legal DocumentSeptember 22, 2016
- Blog Post - Speak FreelySeptember 21, 2016
Castro v. Department of Homeland Security - Amicus Brief for Professors of Immigration and Constitutional LawLegal DocumentSeptember 20, 2016
Castro v. Department of Homeland Security - Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc for Appellants Rosa Elida Castro, et alLegal DocumentSeptember 20, 2016
Castro v. Department of Homeland Security - Amicus Brief for Scholars of Habeas Corpus Law, Federal Courts, and Constitutional LawLegal DocumentSeptember 20, 2016
- CaseSeptember 20, 2016