CIPC recognizes that certain federal and state policies further criminalize immigrant communities and communities of color, pushing more people into jails, prisons, and detention centers. We oppose policies that fuel mass incarceration and we stand against cynical efforts to profit off of detention and imprisonment.
Too often, immigrants get “lost in detention” for long periods of time, without even the ability to see an immigration judge. Serious human rights violations occur with zero accountability and zero transparency and this must change. We support the growing calls to end failed policies of mass incarceration and mass deportation, we also call for policies that respect the humanity and the basic rights of every person.