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Detention Reform: Standards, Alternatives, and Vulnerable Populations

Posted by Migration Policy Institute on April 26th, 2011

LAPC2011 Panel 4This panel discusses US Department of Homeland Security’s detention reform efforts, challenges to reform, civil detention standards, alternative detention models, alternatives “to” and alternative “forms” of detention, the treatment of particularly vulnerable populations, and legal challenges to the US detention regime. Session speakers include Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum Program, Women’s Refugee Commission; Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center-A Heartland Alliance Partner; Julie Myers Wood, Former Director, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and President, Immigration and Customs Solutions, LLC; and Margo Schlanger, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, US Department of Homeland Security. Donald Kerwin, MPI Vice President for Programs, moderates the panel.

Video for the 8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.

Related research: Immigrant Detention: Can ICE Meet its Legal Imperatives and Case Management Responsibilities?
Local Enforcement Response to Illegal Immigration

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