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
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJuly 30, 2015
Deported Migrants Are Stripped of Their Dignity. They Shouldn’t Also Be Stripped of Their Belongings.Blog Post - Speak FreelyJuly 27, 2015
APPEALS COURT RULES IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS MAY BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR UNLAWFUL DETENTION OF U.S. CITIZENNews/Press ReleaseJuly 20, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJuly 15, 2015
- LetterJuly 1, 2015
- News/Press ReleaseJune 24, 2015