Immigration Enforcement & Detention

January 2019
Resource
Report
Prisons and Punishment: Immigration Detention in California
Human Rights First's new report analyzes the mental, physical, and legal impacts of massive overuse of immigration detention in California. 
October 2018
Resource
Analysis
Did a 2015 Flores Court Ruling Increase the Number of Families Arriving at the Southwest Border?
This analysis considers the Trump administration's claims that the 2015 Flores settlement agreement led to an increase in the number of families arriving at the United States’ southwest border.
July 2018
News
Philanthropic News
Foundations Break Their Grant Guidelines and Speed Cash to Immigrant Needs
Private foundations, including some that have never supported immigration issues before, have dedicated millions of dollars in quick-turnaround grants to provide legal and health services for immigrant families caught up in the Trump administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policies.
July 2018
Resource
Report
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
This report analyzes DHS data to find that family separation has not deterred families from coming to the United States in the past.
July 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
Trump’s Family Incarceration Policy Threatens Healthy Child Development
This issue brief outlines the Trump adminstration's policies regarding family detention and the negative effects of these policies on the health and well-being of immigrant children and their parents.
July 2018
Resource
Report
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
This report, by professor Tom Wong for the Center for American Progress, shows that policies of family separation and increased family detention have not deterred immigration at the southwest border. 
June 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Family Incarceration is Not the Solution: Proven Alternatives to Mass Incarceration of Families
This factsheet looks at the family case management program as a lower-cost alternative to family incarceration.
August 2016
Resource
Report
Divided by Detention: Asylum-Seeking Families’ Experiences of Separation
This report profiles the experiences of five asylum-seeking families who are divided by detention. It provides a preliminary analysis of how this separation occurs, and the impact this separation can have on families’ well-being and ability to access humanitarian protection.
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