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  Policy and Public Interest Groups
National Immigration Justice Center and Physicians for Human Rights
September 2012

Invisible in Isolation: The Use of Segregation and Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

The purpose of immigration detention is not to punish people who have violated immigration laws, but to ensurethat immigrants attend all of their immigration court hearings and comply with orders issued by immigration judges. Some immigration detainees have no legal immigration status; others have permanent residence or another type of immigration status, but the government believes it has the legal authority to remove them from the country. The majority of immigration detainees have no criminal record..........[Citing TRAC research].

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