Accession Number : ADA298483

Title :   Immigration Control: Immigration Policies Affect INS Detention Efforts.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA298483

Report Date : 25 JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Immigration advocacy groups have questioned detention practices affecting illegal immigrants, implying that they violate civil and human rights and are arbitrary, capricious, and even discriminatory. For example, the decision to detain illegal immigrants from Haiti beginning in 1981 and continuing with the incarceration of certain Central Americans in 1989 has caused controversy. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on International Law, Immigration, and Refugees, which expressed concern about these issues, asked GAO to review the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) detention policies and practices. Specifically, GAO analyzed the implementation of INS criteria and priorities governing alien detention and length of detention to determine the basis on which INS detains aliens. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *TRAVEL, *FEDERAL LAW, CONGRESS, POLICIES, FOREIGN, HUMANS, PERSONNEL, CIVIL AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE