Alternatives to Immigration Detention
53 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2017 Last revised: 31 Oct 2017
Date Written: July 1, 2017
The United States places over 440,000 people each year in immigration detention, far more than any other country in the world. This Article argues that there are compelling humanitarian and financial reasons to utilize more alternatives to detention. It examines the strengths and limitations of existing alternatives, including the need to develop more community-based case management programs and to rely less on electronic monitoring. The Article then sets forth several legal arguments under the Constitution, Rehabilitation Act, and international human rights law for requiring greater consideration of alternatives to detention.
Keywords: immigration, detention, alternatives, community-based, bond
JEL Classification: K37
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