Detaining Families: A Study of Asylum Adjudication in Family Detention

Detaining Families: A Study of Asylum Adjudication in Family Detention

Ingrid Eagly, Esq., Steven Shafer, Esq. and Jana Whalley, Esq., American Immigration Council  (August 16, 2018)

This report presents findings from an empirical analysis of asylum adjudication in family detention. Based on government data from over 18,000 immigration court proceedings, this report documents how families detained in U.S. family detention centers proceeded through the court process. It reveals an growing system of detention that presents serious barriers to justice and a fair court process for asylum-seeking families.

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