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Migrants Not Deterred by Arrest, Jail: Study

"Neither the threat of arrest nor punishment may significantly deter Mexicans from trying to enter the United States illegally, according to a new USC Gould School of Law study that was published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review. The study examined a variety of economic...

What Does the 'War on Drugs' Have to Do With Immigration Detention? Everything.

" Immigration Detention as Punishment led me farther back in time to the beginning of the “war on drugs.” 1986 was the birth year of modern “ immcarceration ” (hat tip to Anil Kalhan for that evocative term), when Congress ordered the Defense Department to make detention...

Immigration Detention as Punishment

"Courts and commentators have long assumed, without significant analysis, that immigration detention is a form of civil confinement merely because the immigration proceedings of which it is part are deemed civil. This Article challenges that deeply held assumption. It harnesses the U.S. Supreme...