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The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of Social Sciences
July 4, 2017

Patterns of Family Visitation During Immigration Detention
By Caitlin Patler and Nicholas B. Ranic

According to one estimate, the average immigrant detainee in the United States is released or deported in thirty-one days, often because he or she chooses not to contest a deportation order (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. However, because DHS does not release individual- level information on detainees, it is impossible to compare how our sample aligns with this “average” detainee or even with an average long-term detainee who has been detained for six months or longer....[Citing TRAC research].

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