The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the policy of detaining immigrant families in prison-like facilities in 2014, as a deterrent, hoping to discourage more families to arrive at our borders.
Detention has a devastating effect on the lives of millions of persons each year. A network of supervised release, case management and community support programs, designed to ensure court appearances would be a much more effective and humane system.
While we noticed some slow changes towards reducing the number of families detained, much more is necessary. If you did not have the chance to sign on this action alert, you can still do so by clicking on: