Stanford and U.C. Davis Clinics Uncover New Details About Federal Government’s Immigration Detention System

The Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic release report revealing that the federal government’s immigration bond system is a $1.5 billion operation. The report, based on records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, also details that the federal government is holding more than $200 million owed to immigrants and their families.

 

“The loss of millions of dollars that legally belong to immigrants and their families is an indictment of the broken immigration detention system.”

Jennifer Stark, Clinical Supervising Attorney with the Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic.

New Records Uncovered by the Clinics' Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit

The Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic uncovered records from the Department of Homeland Security, a federal agency responsible for immigration enforcement, showing that the federal government’s bond operations are multi-million dollars in scope.

Most Important Documents Uncovered by the Stanford and UC Davis Clinics About the Bond System

 

Other Documents Uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit

 

DHS POLICIES, PROCEDURES, MANUALS, AND MEMOS RELATED TO BOND

DHS REPORTS, DATA, AND STATISTICS ABOUT BOND

DHS TRAININGS ABOUT BOND

DHS FORMS ABOUT BOND

DHS UAC STATISTICS ABOUT BOND

DHS CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT BOND

DHS MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS RELATED TO BOND

 

 

 

 

 

Stanford Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic students Nayha Arora, '16 and Matthew Sellers, '17 helped draft the FOIA complaint in the Spring quarter of 2017.

Stanford and U.C. Davis Clinics Uncover New Details About Federal Government's Immigration Detention System

Nayha Arora, ’16

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Matthew Sellers, ’17