ON MIGRATION | How the US built the world’s largest immigrant detention system

September 25, 2019

There are 52,000 immigrants in jails and prisons – most for profit – waiting for a hearing to determine whether they can remain in the US.

The United States’ reliance on immigrant detention is not a new phenomenon, nor did it emerge with Donald Trump (though its growth under his administration is staggering). Over the last four decades, a series of emergency stopgaps and bipartisan deals has created a new multibillion-dollar industry built on the incarceration of immigrants.

Source: How the US built the world’s largest immigrant detention system, Guardian Newspaper, by Emily Kassie,  24 Sep 2019

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