Thu, 04/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Creating accountable immigration enforcement: an interview with Detention Watch Network's Jacqueline
Over 440,000 people will be detained by the U.S. government this year. Women, children, the elderly, asylum seekers, torture victims and even long-time permanent residents will be detained for months - in some cases years - awaiting a determination on their status. Many of these people will be detained without a judicial hearing or access to an attorney in a nation that prides itself on the rule of law and due process.