Immigration detention = fastest growing incarceration in US

October 5, 2011
by Will Coley, Univision

The arrest, detention and deportation of [undocumented] immigrants is higher than at any time in U.S. history with more than 2.3 million individuals deported in the last five years.  The government’s immigration enforcement efforts — detention — is now the fastest growing incarceration system in the U.S.  With illegal border crossings down significantly over the past couple of years, enforcement efforts have turned more forcefully to the interior and the communities where millions of undocumented immigrants live, once again sparking the debate over comprehensive immigration reform.

“Aqui y Ahora” Correspondent Tifani Roberts tells how Obama’s policy has separated hundreds of thousands of families and how an investigation shows the other side of deportations.

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