Turning migrants into criminals : the harmful impact of US border prosecutions
- [by Grace Meng].
- [New York] : Human Rights Watch, 2013.
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- 82 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- I. Background. Illegal entry and reentry crimes ; What the Federal sentencing guidelines say ; Who is being prosecuted for illegal entry and reentry? ; Relevant border patrol policies
- II. Criminal prosecutions fail to focus on serious threats. Increased prosecution of unauthorized immigrants with minor criminal histories ; Critical views of judges and attorneys ; Rapid-fire group Ttials : operation streamline ; Secure communities and state immigrant laws ; Diverting resources from serious crimes
- III. Criminal prosecutions impinge on the rights to family unity and to seek asylum. Family unity ; Asylum seekers
- IV. Is it worth it? Limited deterrent effect ; Significant financial costs ; Due process shortcuts
- "This 82-page report documents the negative impact of illegal entry and reentry prosecutions, which have increased 1,400 and 300 percent, respectively, over the past 10 years and now outnumber prosecutions for all other federal crimes. Over 80,000 people were convicted of these crimes in 2012, many in rapid-fire mass prosecutions that violate due process rights. Many are separated from their US families, and a large number end up in costly and overcrowded federal prisons, some for months or years"--Publisher's website.
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- Harmful impact of US border prosecutions
- Harmful impact of United States border prosecutions
- United States : turning migrants into criminals
- "This report was researched and written by Grace Meng ..."--Page 82.
- Also available from the Human Rights Watch Web site.
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