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Attorneys' Perspectives on the Violation of the Civil Rights of Immigrants Detained in Minnesota.

Chin, Jacob, Katherine Fennelly, Kathleen Moccio, Charles Miles, and José D. Pacas.

During the past five years, the kinds of immigration enforcement actions that lead to arrests and detentions have dramatically increased. Undocumented immigrants, as well as some lawful permanent residents, end up in civil immigration detention through various channels that include seeking asylum in the United States, arrests at worksite raids or in homes, random stops for civil violations (such as a burned-out tail light), and arrests or convictions for crimes. The study reported here is one of the first to systematically interview attorneys to get their reports of violations of the rights of detained immigrant clients. This perspective is important because immigrants themselves rarely understand the detention process or know their rights. The article summarizes attorneys' experiences communicating with their undocumented immigrant clients, and reports of the immigrants' treatment during incarceration.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Supported in part through a New Initiative grant, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
40 (1-2): 16-24
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Reporter 40 (1-2)

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