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Learn About the History of Immigrant Detention


In just five minutes, you can learn a lot about the history of immigrant detention in the United States. The Detention Watch Network maintains this page with a broad assortment of data on the issue, from an Immigrant Detention 101 page that provides a historical overview and current statistics to pages specifically focused on mandatory detention, family detention, shadow prisons, and alternatives to detention. Spend some time learning more about the American history and practices of detaining immigrants to become even more prepared for when you call your legislators, participate in protest movements, and share information via social media.


In Five Minutes

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