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Asylum Seekers and Mass 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

September 15, 2013


Abstract:     
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.

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

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Haines, Christina Elefteriades and Kalhan, Anil, Asylum Seekers and Mass Immigration Detention in the United States (September 15, 2013). 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
+1 215 804-9098 (Phone)
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