Understanding Immigration Detention: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences

  title={Understanding Immigration Detention: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences},
  author={Emily Ryo},
  journal={Law \& Society: International \& Comparative Law eJournal},
  • Emily Ryo
  • Published 19 June 2019
  • Political Science
  • Law & Society: International & Comparative Law eJournal
During the summer of 2018, the US government detained thousands of migrant parents and their separated children pursuant to its zero-tolerance policy at the United States–Mexico border. The ensuing media storm generated unprecedented public awareness about immigration detention. The recency of this public attention belies a long-standing immigration enforcement practice that has generated a growing body of research in the past couple of decades. I take stock of this research, focusing on the… Expand
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