The Detention Watch Network works through the collective strength and diversity of its members to expose and challenge the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons.
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the 2014 budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), adding $147 million above what the White House requested to maintain an arbitrary quota of 34,000 detention beds. Read more
This compelling new recording features ILRC founder, Bill Hing, and Eric Cohen, ILRC Executive Director, as they share lessons learned from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), specifically concerning the policy efforts and implementation. Read more
(Washington, DC) – The skyrocketing criminal prosecutions of migrants for illegally entering or reentering the United States carry huge human and financial costs, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Read more