Tag: Alternatives to Detention

Three Year Anniversary of Family Detention Center Is Sad Reminder of America’s Cruelest Immigration Policy Practice

Three Year Anniversary of Family Detention Center Is Sad Reminder of America’s Cruelest Immigration Policy Practice

December marks the three-year anniversary of the opening of the country’s largest family detention center for non-citizen mothers and their minor children located in Dilley, Texas. Referred to as a “baby jail” since it holds children under one year of age there, the opening of the Dilley family detention center was the Obama administration’s response […]

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What the Senate Proposed on Immigration in the Department of Homeland Security Budget

Written by on May 27, 2016 in Enforcement with 0 Comments
What the Senate Proposed on Immigration in the Department of Homeland Security Budget

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled and unanimously passed out of Committee their budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which begins on October 1, 2016. The House of Representatives is yet to introduce their version of the appropriations bill. While the Senate has proposed to fund some […]

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Private Prison Company Expands Immigration Reach with $11 Million Contract

Written by on September 23, 2015 in Detention with 0 Comments
Private Prison Company Expands Immigration Reach with $11 Million Contract

Related Content: The Effectiveness of Alternatives to Detention for Asylum Seekers. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced a pilot case management program as an alternative to holding mothers and children in detention. The annual $11 million contract was awarded to Geo Care LLC, a subsidiary of the Geo Group—the second largest private prison company in […]

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For Immigrants, Alternatives to Detention Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Written by on July 11, 2012 in Detention, Enforcement with 0 Comments
For Immigrants, Alternatives to Detention Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be

On any given day, approximately 300,000 immigrants in the United States have pending removal proceedings to determine whether they will be deported from the country. Of those, about 10% are kept in detention centers while proceedings are pending, with the rest are subject to alternatives ranging from the posting of bail to the use of […]

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