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E.g., 07/23/2014

Moving Toward More Effective Immigration Detention Management

Testimony
December 2009

Moving Toward More Effective Immigration Detention Management

Testimony of Donald Kerwin, then MPI Vice President for Programs, before the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism at its hearing: "Moving Toward More Effective Immigration Detention Management." 

"Madam Chairwoman and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, my name is Donald Kerwin and I am Vice President for Programs at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). MPI is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think thank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and dedicated to the analysis of the movement of people worldwide. I appreciate the opportunity to testify before you today on the U.S. immigration detention system. 
 
On August 6, 2009, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Assistant Secretary of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Morton, announced plans to restructure the nation’s immigration detention system. On October 6, 2009, ICE released a report by Dr. Dora Schriro, the first director of ICE’s Office of Detention Policy and Planning (ODPP), which has been charged with designing a detention system based on the agency’s civil detention authorities. [...]"