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The American Civil Liberties Union's new blog series 'End ICE Abuse' will run for the two weeks to promote awareness about the abuses during ICE detention.

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs to American taxpayers. Throughout the next two weeks, check back daily for posts about the costs of immigration detention, both human and fiscal, and what needs to be done to ensure fair and humane policy.

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Ending Immigration Detention in America

0 Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | g:i A

By Molly Lauterback, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs to...

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The Big Business of Inhumane Detention of Immigrants

0 Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | g:i A

By Will Matthews, ACLU

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs to American taxpayers....

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Trauma Compounded: The Plight of LGBT Immigration Detainees

0 Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | g:i A

By Ian Thompson, Legislative Representative ACLU Washington Legislative Office

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive...

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Expanded Immigration Detention: Locking Up Those Yearning to Breathe Free

0 Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | g:i A

By Chris Rickerd, ACLU Washington Legislative Office

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs to American...

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Battling Prison Rape: Immigration Detainees Deserve Protection, Too

0 Comments | Posted October 29, 2011 | g:i A

By Joanne Lin, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs...

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Locked Up with No End in Sight

0 Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | g:i A

By Ahilan Arulanantham, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU of Southern California

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive...

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Immigration Detainees Fear Rape and Death

0 Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | g:i A

By Lisa Graybill, Legal Director, ACLU of Texas

Every year for at least the last four years, an officer, guard or other employee at an immigration detention center in Texas has been criminally prosecuted for sexually assaulting an immigration detainee. Every time, the government issues a press release about the...

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Immigration Detention: A Death Sentence for Far Too Many

0 Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | g:i A

By Will Matthews, ACLU

Ahmad Tanveer, a Pakistani New Yorker held in immigration detention at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold, N.J., died in anonymity in 2005 despite telling officials of severe chest pain and pleading for hours for medical assistance — pleas that were not responded to until...

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"I was scared for my life": Trapped in Detention With a Mental Disability

0 Comments | Posted October 24, 2011 | g:i A

By Sarah Mehta, Aryeh Neier Fellow, ACLU Human Rights Program

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at...

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Ending The Laws That Fuel Mass Detention and Deportation

0 Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | g:i A

By Judy Rabinovitz, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

The Department of Homeland Security assumes that mass detention is the key to immigration enforcement. But in fact, our detention system locks up thousands of immigrants unnecessarily every year, exposing detainees to brutal and inhumane conditions of confinement at massive costs...

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The Tragic Costs of Immigration Detention

0 Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | g:i A

By Michael Tan, Skadden Fellow, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

"Kimberly," a South American mother of three who fled to America to escape an abusive husband, wound up imprisoned at the T. Don Hutto immigration detention center in Taylor, Texas after being captured by immigration authorities while crossing the Rio Grande...

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