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Immigration Law

Immigration Detention is Big Business

TRAC, April 12, 2016 - "This report presents an overview of ICE's custody system, and accompanies a series of reports covering each detention facility."

Walter Ewing, AIC, Apr. 26, 2016- "It is easy to forget at times just how sprawling and labyrinthine the U.S. immigration detention system truly is. But this is an important fact to keep in mind. Due to the sheer size and complexity of the detention system, detainees are easily “lost” to their family members and attorneys. At any time, with no advance notice, a detainee could be transferred to another detention facility hundreds of miles away, or even expelled from the country, leaving behind loved ones and legal advocates to piece together the detainee’s movements. In a new report, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University quantifies the full breadth of the system of immigration detention which falls under the auspices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)."