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March 31, 2013
Updated January 2014. How much money does U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spend to detain immigrants? ICE’s annual budget for immigration detention is about $2 billion....
February 28, 2013
In 1996, Congress passed, and President Clinton signed into law, a provision barring an individual from asylum if he or she did not apply for protection within a year of arriving in the United...
December 31, 2012
Who are refugees? Refugees are often survivors of unimaginable atrocities. Many have had family members killed in conflict or been separated from their parents or children due to violence or...
December 31, 2012
Download Last update: January 15, 2015 Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq,...
October 31, 2012
Louisiana immigration detention by the numbers. Download
September 30, 2012
Arizona immigration detention by the numbers. Download
August 31, 2012
The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is once again being considered by Congress for the fiscal year (FY) 2013. Last year’s bill, for the fiscal year 2012, contained provisions...
August 31, 2012
California immigration detention by the numbers. Download
August 31, 2012
Texas immigration detention by the numbers. Download
July 31, 2012
Human Rights First welcomes the decision of Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to exercise the discretionary authority vested in her by Congress in 2005, and again in 2007...