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
- Legal DocumentMay 1, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyOctober 5, 2012
A Federal Judge Denounced the ‘Egregious Conditions’ of Border Patrol Holding Cells: Will Anything Change?Blog Post - Washington MarkupAugust 31, 2015
- LetterAugust 25, 2015
- OtherAugust 24, 2015
Compilation of Sheriff’s and Mayors’ Statements on Illegality of DHS Immigration Detainer Requests and Need for Judicial WarrantsOtherAugust 17, 2015
ACLU, U of M Law School’s Center for New Americans, and Dorsey & Whitney LLP join forces to challenge detention of former child soldierNews/Press ReleaseAugust 17, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 10, 2015