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[2 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
B of D Reporters published in The American Prospect

Business of Detention Reporters Renee Feltz and Stokely Baksh were published on The American Prospect site. In their article “Detention Retention,” they examine what enforcement and detention prospects will look like under the Obama administration.
President Obama has tried to split the difference between comprehensive immigration-reform advocates and law-and-order types. But for immigrants in detention, not much has changed since the Bush era…
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Detention, Enforcement, Policy, Uncategorized »

[18 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Terra Magazine columnist and New York-based writer, Pablo Calvi, spoke with the authors of this website about their reporting on privatized immigrant detention under the Bush administration, and what type of detention policies they anticipate from the Obama administration.
This is the first time BusinessofDetention.com has been profiled in a Spanish language publication.
You can read the story, with excerpts from the complete interview here.

Detention, Enforcement, Prosecution, Raids »

[21 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
Senate Confirms Napolitano for DHS Post, Brewer tooks over post in AZ

The Senate confirmed Tuesday six Cabinet positions, including AZ Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano as DHS Secretary.  Napolitano will take over from Michael Chertoff, now former DHS Secretary and an author of ICE’s DRO’s strategic plan, Endgame, which called for a 100 percent removal rate of all “remove all removable aliens” by 2012.
Napolitano is a former federal prosecutor and state attorney general. In addition to interior enforcement, she also inherits a broken immigration system and will need to tackle issues including border security, E-Verify, the no-match letter rule, temporary worker visas, …

Enforcement, Policy »

[23 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

Two new Obama advisors on immigration policy seem likely to focus on immigration policy reform that does not emphasize detention in their proposals and plans:


T. Alexander Aleinikoff has been Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University since July 2004. He has been a member of the Georgetown faculty since 1997. Dean Aleinikoff served as General Counsel and Executive Associate Commissioner for Programs at the Immigration and Naturalization Service for several years during the Clinton Administration. From 1997 to 2004 …