Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Use and Spread of Detention Policies as Tools of Immigration Control

The use of detention as a tool of immigration control has become a global phenomenon. On Monday, July 21, 2014, the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) will host a dialogue examining the global expansion of immigration-related detention practices. Featured panelist Michael Flynn, Founder and Project Manager of the Global Detention Project, will discuss the global spread of detention and the externalization of immigration enforcement policies over the last 30 years. Dora Schriro, Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection with the State of Connecticut, will respond to Mr. Flynn’s presentation. Ms. Schriro was Special Advisor to former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano on Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Detention and Removal, and was the founding Director of the Office of Detention Policy and Planning for DHS. She will discuss US detention policies and practices in more depth. Donald Kerwin, CMS’s Executive Director, will moderate the session.



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