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June 16, 2016

World Refugee Day 2016: Family Detention at Two Years

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Two years ago on June 20, 2014—on World Refugee Day, ironically—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to significantly increase its capacity to detain parents and children arriving at the southern border, the vast majority of whom were seeking asylum, in order to “deter others from taking the dangerous journey and illegally crossing into the United States.”