Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Report, 'with Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities'
57 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2017
Date Written: 2015
In September of 2015, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a report entitled "With Liberty and Justice for All: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities. This Dissenting Statement was part of that report, but was authored solely by Commission Gail Heriot (also a professor of law at the University of San Diego). In it, Commissioner Heriot discusses how the Commission pre-judged the issue of immigration detention facilities. She also discusses the Commission’s sloppy fact-finding, the Commission's bias against privately-run detention centers and the need for the Commission to undertake more modest research projects in the future.
Keywords: immigration, immigration detention, immigration detention centers, civil rights, private prisons, commission on civil rights, maggots, government reports, detainees
JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10, K37
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