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
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyNovember 5, 2015
- News/Press ReleaseNovember 29, 2016
The incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II does not provide a legal cover for a Muslim registryBlog Post - Speak FreelyNovember 29, 2016
After 50 Years as a Legal Immigrant, I Spent 18 Months in Immigration Detention Without a Bail HearingBlog Post - Speak FreelyNovember 28, 2016
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyNovember 28, 2016
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyNovember 16, 2016
- Legal DocumentNovember 14, 2016