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

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

14 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2014 Last revised: 10 Feb 2015

Christina Elefteriades Haines

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Anil Kalhan

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Date Written: 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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2375012

Christina Elefteriades Haines

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Anil Kalhan (Contact Author)

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