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Detention of Asylum Seekers En Masse: Immigration Detention in the United States
Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and Its Human Impact (2015)
  • Anil Kalhan
  • Christina Haines
Abstract
In this essay, we discuss how the increasingly punitive nature of the immigration detention regime in the United States affects the lives and legal claims of asylum seekers. First, we lay out the history of immigration detention policies and practices in the United States, emphasizing how the detention regime has grown in scale and severity over the last twenty-five years. Second, we examine the implications of these policies and practices for asylum seekers. Finally, we conclude by assessing the prospects for further change in the context of current debates over comprehensive immigration reform.
Keywords
  • immigration,
  • detention,
  • asylum,
  • refugee,
  • United States
Disciplines
Publication Date
2015
Editor
Amy Nethery & Stephanie J. Silverman
Publisher
Routledge
Citation Information
Anil Kalhan and Christina Haines. "Detention of Asylum Seekers En Masse: Immigration Detention in the United States" Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and Its Human Impact (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anil_kalhan/41/