ABA Congressional Briefing Gives Overview of Immigration Detention System

"The American Bar Association Commission on Immigration hosted a briefing for congressional staff entitled “Immigration Detention: How it Works, What it Costs and Proposals for Reform” on Friday, Feb. 1.  The briefing provided an overview of the immigration detention system and how its operations impact the federal budget as well as families and communities in every state.  The panel also discussed the new ABA Civil Immigration Detention Standards, which were developed to provide a guide for the Department of Homeland Security’s announced transition to a civil detention system appropriate to its civil detention authority." - ABA, Feb. 4, 2013.