USA: Jailed Without Justice

March 25, 2009

USA: Jailed Without Justice

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[6] In its 2009 budget, DHS requested $46 million to pay for an additional 1,000 detention bed spaces. However, the total amount allocated was $71.7 million, which would be enough for 1,400 beds. See US Department of Homeland Security fact sheet, US Department of Homeland Security Announces 6.8 Percent Increase in Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request, 4 February 2008, available at:; US Department of Homeland Security, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fact Sheet Fiscal Year 2009, 23 October 2008, available at:

[7] US Department of Homeland Security Annual Report, Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2007, December 2008, available at:

[8] ICE currently detains individuals in seven privately contracted detention facilities, eight ICE-owned facilities and five Federal Bureau of Prison facilities. See Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Detention Management Program, 4 November 2008, available at:

[9] Detention Watch Network, About the U.S. Detention and Deportation System, available at:

[10] American Immigration Lawyers Association, Alternatives to Detention Position Paper, available at:

[11] Vera Institute of Justice, Testing Community Supervision for the INS: An Evaluation of the Appearance Assistance Program, Volume I, Final Report to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1 August 2000, available at:

[12] Migration Policy Institute, Annual Immigration to the United States: The Real Numbers, No. 16, May 2007, available at:; See also US Department of Homeland Security, Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2007, Washington, DC, September 2008, available at: