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Detention of Asylum Seekers En Masse: Immigration Detention in the United States


Christina Elefteriades Haines


Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Anil Kalhan


Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law; University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Society

September 15, 2013

Forthcoming in Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and Its Human Impact (Amy Nethery & Stephanie J. Silverman eds., Routledge 2015).

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In this essay, we discuss how the increasingly punitive nature of the immigration detention regime in the United States affects the lives and legal claims of asylum seekers. First, we lay out the history of immigration detention policies and practices in the United States, emphasizing how the detention regime has grown in scale and severity over the last twenty-five years. Second, we examine the implications of these policies and practices for asylum seekers. Finally, we conclude by assessing the prospects for further change in the context of current debates over comprehensive immigration reform.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: immigration, detention, asylum, refugee, United States

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Date posted: January 6, 2014 ; Last revised: February 10, 2015

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Haines, Christina Elefteriades and Kalhan, Anil, Detention of Asylum Seekers En Masse: Immigration Detention in the United States (September 15, 2013). Forthcoming in Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and Its Human Impact (Amy Nethery & Stephanie J. Silverman eds., Routledge 2015).. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2375012

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Christina Elefteriades Haines
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )
3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
Anil Kalhan (Contact Author)
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )
3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
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University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Society ( email )
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Berkeley, CA 94720-2150
United States
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