Monday, March 17, 2014
Crimmigration Law & Policy Workshop: Immigration Detainers Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. University of Denver Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
The United States has deported record numbers of immigrants in the past three years, in large part due to enforcement programs like “Secure Communities,” that have attempted to construct a pipeline to shuttle immigrants from state and local criminal justice systems to the immigration system. This “crimmigration” pipeline depends upon the use of immigration detainers requesting state or local officials to keep in custody people who otherwise would be released to freedom and to deliver them to federal immigration officials. The use of detainers has increased ten-fold since 2007, with federal officials now issuing over 250,000 immigration detainers each year. These same three years of record deportations has also seen a wave of political and legal challenges to the use of immigration detainers.
This workshop gathers leading scholars and advocates to explore the rise of crimmigration, the impact of crimmigration on Colorado families and communities, the formation and adoption of detainer policies limiting local compliance, and the litigation sparked by the widespread use of detainers.
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