Injustice and the Disappearance of Discretionary Detention Under Trump

Posted: 9 Jun 2020

Date Written: May 14, 2020

Abstract

This research examines significant changes in Trump’s immi- gration detention release policy starting after his inauguration in January 2017. We provide evidence that changes in release started with immigration officers dissenting from the algorithmic risk recommendation in February 2017 which led to a shift in the algorithm in June 2017, which formalized the no-release policy under Trump. The analysis draws data from immigration detention cases between 2013 and 2019 received pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Keywords: risk, immigration Detention, Low Risk

Suggested Citation

Koulish, Robert, Injustice and the Disappearance of Discretionary Detention Under Trump (May 14, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3601324

Robert Koulish (Contact Author)

University of Maryland ( email )

College Park, MD 20742
United States
301-405-3175 (Phone)

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