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This fact sheet analyzes data on California’s ICE hold requests for individuals detained in youth detention facilities, from October 1, 2009 to February 10, 2013 obtained courtesy of the Immigration Justice Clinic of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law as a result of litigation filed in 2010.

The Unnecessary Detention of Undocumented Youth

Excerpt from blog by author, Selena Teji: 

While California’s juvenile justice system engages in reform, the archaic and punitive traditions of the immigration system hamper its progress and undermine the best practices approach taken by the legislature and local officials.

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