Challenging America’s Surveillance and Detention State

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Haven’t we learned that the National Security Agency has been collecting data on every American’s phone call; that the National Defense Authorization Act lets government lock up anyone — including Americans — virtually without limitation; and that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention centers hold thousands of undocumented immigrants virtually without rights or protections.

Immigrant Rights Coalition Launches Campaign to Repeal Mandatory Detention

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Detention Watch Network calls for Dignity, Not Detention on 15-year anniversary of controversial immigration law

Immigration Case Backlog At All-Time High

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Michelle Waslin: The growing backlog means that more immigrants are being kept in detention for longer periods of time. Making matters worse, a bill by Rep. Lamar Smith (H.R. 1932) to allow the U.S. to detain immigrants indefinitely is currently making its way through the House of Representatives.

ICE Begins Immigration Detention System Overhaul

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While improvements to the detention system are necessary and welcomed, it is important to recognize that detaining immigrants is not a long-term solution to a broken immigration system.