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ID:

543

Date:

2009-12-02

Headline:

Immigration Detention System Lapses Detailed

Reporter's name:

Nina Bernstein

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The New York Times

City:

New York, NY

Summary:

The federal immigration detention system is transferring an increasing percentage of its detainees thousands of miles from their homes, distancing them from both the assistance of legal counsel and access to evidence, according to government data covering 1.4 million transfers from 1999-2008. Most of the transfers have taken place since 2006.

Notes:

Two advocacy groups, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) and Human Rights Watch, each obtained the records under FOIA; each group then produced its own report.

Keywords:

immigration, detainee, detention, transfer, detainee transfers, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, inspector general, Human Rights Watch, HRW, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, TRAC, The Constitution Project, Asa Hutchinson, Barack Obama

URL:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/us/03immig.html


Agencies:

DHS
ICE

States:

CA
DC
LA
MS
NY
PA
TX

Categories:

immigration
law enforcement


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