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American Immigration Council
August 2018

Detaining Families: A Study of Asylum Adjudication in Family Detention
By Ingrid Eagly, Esq., Steven Shafer, Esq. and Jana Whalley, Esq

This report analyzes government data obtained using the freedom of information Act (foiA) from the executive office for immigration Review (eoiR), the division of the department of justice that conducts immigration court proceedings. the authors obtained these data for analysis from the transactional Records Access clearinghouse tRAc),a data-gathering and research nonprofit at Syracuse university. this report identifies 18,378 immigration court proceedings that began between 2001 and 2016 in one of five family detention centers and were completed or still pending adjudication at the end of fiscal year 2016. these proceedings were associated with the five family detention centers studied: (1) Berks family Residential facility (n = 4,086); (2) t.don Hutto Residential center (n = 2,928); (3) Artesia family Residential center (n = 1,316); 4) Karnes county Residential center (n = 3,760); and 5) South texas family Residential center dilley) (n = 6,293).

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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