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Immigration Detention

Original Publication Date: May 10, 2012
Last Updated: February 19, 2023
Estimated Read Time: < 1 minutes

American Civil Liberties Union

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our 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.

The ACLU dedicates a section of their website dedicated to the issue of immigrants in detention, listing resources, up-to-date data, and advocacy tools.

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