Policy Briefs

Policy Brief: Moving the Nation Forward by Leaving Immigration Detention Behind

3/25/21 AILA Doc. No. 21032532. Detention & Bond, Removal & Relief

AILA issued a policy brief calling on Congress and the Biden administration to seize the opportunity to move away from the nation’s harmful and grossly overused detention system. These detention centers are permanent fixtures and separate from temporary influx shelters and border patrol stations which are used to process recent border arrivals. The brief provides recommendations for reducing and phasing out immigration detention. In its place, AILA calls on a shift to relying on community-based case management support to lead individuals toward compliance and meaningful engagement with our nation’s immigration laws.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21032532.