ERIC Number: ED453695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
The Needless Detention of Immigrants in the United States: Why Are We Locking up Asylum Seekers, Children, Stateless Persons, Long-Term Permanent Residents, and Petty Offenders? Report 4.
United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC. Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
This report focuses on "at risk" immigrants in the United States. This fourth report in a series contributes to the now extensive literature on the suffering caused by the INS detention system, with a particular focus on persons who should not be detained, and the INS's failure to pursue alternatives for groups that it should not and need not detain. This series does not seek to advance specific policies or reforms. It intends merely to relate the stories of newcomers in the confidence that they will speak powerfully for themselves. Topics covered include the following: detention of people fleeing persecution; detention of women and children; indefinite, mandatory, and secret evidence detainees. Recommendations are made for reforms. A glossary of terms is appended. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Federal Legislation, Immigrants, Immigration, Limited English Speaking, Personal Narratives, Political Attitudes, Spanish Speaking
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., McCormick Pavilion, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017 ($10). Tel: 202-635-2556; Web site: http://www.cliniclegal.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC. Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Note: For Reports 1-3, see FL 801 444-46.