30 minutes | Jan 15th 2020

Abolishing immigration detention César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández Author of Migrating to Prison

For most of America’s history, we simply did not lock people up for migrating here. Yet over the last thirty years, the federal and state governments have increasingly tapped their powers to incarcerate people accused of violating immigration laws. As a result, almost 400,000 people annually now spend some time locked up pending the result of a civil or criminal immigration proceeding.

Further readings

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández Author of Migrating to Prison

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/opinion/immigration-detention-prison.html

https://www.amazon.com/Migrating-Prison-Americas-Obsession-Immigrants/dp/1620974207


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