In this report, Human Rights First focuses ... on the progress of DHS and ICE in transforming the U.S.
immigration detention system away from its reliance on jails and jail-like facilities to a system with conditions
more appropriate for civil immigration law detainees.
- Asylum Seekers and Other Immigrants Are Still Overwhelmingly Held in Jails and Jail-like Facilities
- Immigration Detention Costs U.S. Taxpayers Over $2 Billion Each Year
- ICE Continues to Rely on Detention Standards Modeled on Correctional Standards
- ICE Has Taken Some Steps Toward Less Penal Detention Conditions, But Only a Small Portion of Detainees Will See Change
- Asylum Seekers and Other Immigration Detainees Continue to Be Detained Unnecessarily
- Detained Asylum Seekers and Other Immigrants Do Not Have Adequate Access to Legal Assistance and Fair Procedures, Particularly in Isolated Detention Facilities. read more