Immigration Detention by Default

Harsh and militaristic enforcement of immigration law is a product of an early 2000 response to 9/11. Humane alternatives to detention are available that can also help us maintain a secure border.

Last updated on July 3rd, 2018


In the U.S., mandatory and arbitrary detention is the widespread response to immigration violations. However, many of our nation’s immigration laws seem to fly in the face of international law and human rights.

In the podcast above, attorney Ben Williams discusses U.S. law with regards to the detention of immigrants and how it could improve. One of our most in-depth podcasts, we cover a wide variety of topics in the immigrant detention debate.

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