Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Dr. Dora Schriro,* one of the country's foremost experts in correctional policies, to review the detention and deportation system. Dr. Schriro was tasked with providing recommendations and met with the Women's Refugee Commission's Detention and Asylum Program several times seeking out such advice.
The Immigration Detention Overview and Recommendationswas released by the Department of Homeland Security October 6th. It is the most comprehensive review of the immigration detention system to date.
The Women's Refugee Commission recognizes the Obama administration's commitment to the overhaul of the current detention system and will continue to advocate for the much-needed reforms and the implementation of recommendations made in this report.
Read more about the report.
* Ms. Schriro left DHS in late 2009. Phyllis Coven is the Acting Director of the Office of Immigration Detention Policy and Planning.