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Immigrant Justice

Love Detained: An American Immigration Story

11,060 views 1 year ago
Tell Congress to pass immigration reform that ends abusive detention conditions, respects human rights, and keeps families together: http://www.immigrantjustice...

Like most U.S. citizens, Michele and her mother Kathy knew little about the U.S. immigration detention system. When Michele's boyfriend Michael was detained on the border, she and her mom were thrust into a nightmare they never saw coming.

The U.S. immigration detention system is destroying lives and American families. The conditions are often abhorrent. Medical neglect, discrimination, and solitary confinement are the rule rather than the exception. As a society that purports to value justice and human rights, Americans should be ashamed of it. It also comes at a huge financial cost—more than $2 billion in taxpayer money was spent on immigration detention last year alone. Show less
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