During the past five years, the kinds of immigration enforcement actions that lead to arrests and detentions have dramatically increased. Undocumented immigrants, as well as some lawful permanent residents, end up in civil immigration detention through various channels that include seeking asylum in the United States, arrests at worksite raids or in homes, random stops for civil violations (such as a burned-out tail light), and arrests or convictions for crimes. This policy brief summarizes research first published in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of the CURA Reporter that was based on interviews with attorneys regarding violations of the rights of detained immigrant clients. The policy brief summarizes attorneys' experiences communicating with their undocumented immigrant clients and treatment of their clients during incarceration, and offers recommendations to federal and local policy makers for how to address these issues.
Supported in part through a New Initiative grant, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Chin, Jacob; Fennelly, Katherine; Moccio, Kathleen; Miles, Charles; Pacas, Jos� D..
Protecting the Civil Rights of Detained Immigrants in Minnesota.
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota..
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