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Dignity, Not Detention: Calling Congress to Task on Immigration and Detention Policy

by Mahwish Khan on 03/01/2010 at 5:51pm

Detention Watch Network’s current campaign, “Dignity Not Detention: Preserving Human Rights and Restoring Justice,” aims to protect human rights by putting an end to the expansion of the US immigration detention system, with these four goals in mind:

  1. Reduce detention spending by the Obama Administration
  2. Demand the use of secure release options as a meaningful alternative to detention
  3. Restore due process to immigration laws
  4. End expansion of enforcement programs (i.e. ICE ACCESS) that are contributing to the growth of the detention system

Watch the video that accompanies Detention Watch Network’s campaign, in which lawyers and former detainees describe, in vivid detail, how immigrants are unjustly treated in the various detention facilities around the country:

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