• Rights & Justice

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    Halfway Home: Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Custody

    Women's Refugee Commission, February 2009
    The Women's Refugee Commission and the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP embarked on a landmark study of the conditions of care and confinement for children in immigration proceedings without a parent or guardian.
    Also available: Executive Summary

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    Liberty Denied: Women Seeking Asylum Imprisoned in the U.S.

    Women's Commission, March 1997
    Two year investigation of the treatment of women seeking asylum in the U.S. The study found that women asylum seekers face physical and verbal abuse in prisons used used by the INS and frequently endure prolonged detention in conditions that fail to meet international principles of refugee protection and basic standards of decency and compassion.

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    Locking Up Family Values: The Detention of Immigrant Families

    The Women's Refugee Commission and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service examines the expanding penal approach to family detention in the U.S. to inform the development of policy and practice that serves the best interests of family and children.  
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    2009 Help Act

    This bill would implement critically needed reforms to protect children, families and communities impacted by immigration enforcement.

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