Immigration Detention's Unfounded Bed Mandate

Immigration Briefings, Issue 15-04, April 2015

20 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2015 Last revised: 19 May 2015

Date Written: April 1, 2015

Abstract

This article (1) reviews the history of the immigration bed mandate (or bed quota) from 2009 to present, (2) discusses its inconsistent interpretation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and (3) offers reasons why the bed mandate is both constitutionally questionable and bad policy.

Keywords: immigration bed mandate, immigration bed quota

Suggested Citation

Torrey, Philip, Immigration Detention's Unfounded Bed Mandate (April 1, 2015). Immigration Briefings, Issue 15-04, April 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2585484

Philip Torrey (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

6 Everett Street
Suite 3105
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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