The Stream

Shattered dreams: Immigrants in lock up

Is the US doing enough to protect detained immigrants?

Every year, 400,000 undocumented foreigners are locked in US facilities that can feel more like prison than a processing centre. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) monitors them, but a new report slams the government agency for obscuring and perpetuating “widespread abuses of detained immigrants”. Is the US whitewashing or cleaning up immigration detention? Join our conversation at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Mary Small, @DetentionWatch
Policy Director, Detention Watch Network

Adrian T. Moore
Vice President of Policy, Reason Foundation

Dan Cadman,  @wwwCISorg
Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies

Santiago Garcia
Organiser, National Immigrant Youth Alliance

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