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Immigrant Detention: The Human and Economic Costs

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March 16, 2009

Most people don’t know that in this country we lock up people without a trial or a hearing, sometimes for years. But this is the case for thousands of immigrants, many who have legal claim to remain in the country. This AP story, which quotes Judy Rabinovitz from our Immigrants’ Rights Project, lays out the human and economic costs of detaining immigrants for prolonged periods of time.

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