Friday, July 4, 2008
In a recent position paper, AILA advocates that DHS implement community-based, non-restrictive alternatives to detention for asylum-seekers, families, and vulnerable populations. This does not include electronic monitoring systems, such as ankle bracelets, that severely restrict personal mobility. Instead, AILA recommends that existing non-governmental organizations provide legal education and immigration services. These non-restrictive alternatives, combined with education and community resources, are effectively decrease flight risk and are far less costly than detention in prison-like, restrictive settings. For more details, read the paper here.
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