Reports on GBV, Migrant Rights & Justice

The Price of Border Security: How an Influx of Central American Refugees Led to a Resurgence in Family Detention | Timeline

This interactive timeline tells the story of family detention in the United States and how it fits into the broader story of U.S. immigration policy, litigation, and deterioriating conditions in Central America. 

To navigate the timeline:

Hover over the sides of the viewing pane (top), and click the arrows that appear to between individual events. Alternately, use your cursor to slide the entire timeline (bottom), and click on the bubbles to open each event. 

Click the zoom buttons on your left to expand or reduce the scope of the timeline. We recommend zooming in 4-5 times beginning as events become more frequent after 2013.

For a larger version, click here.

A joint project of the Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) and National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), the timeline is an ongoing project as new developments emerge.

  • Modified: Monday, November 09, 2015
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