Justice Center cosponsors “Expanding Forms of Immigration Detention and E-Carceration”

The Justice Center recently joined the Immigration Clinic and Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice to hold an interdisciplinary panel discussion about strategies for addressing the problems raised by electronic surveillance and monitoring of asylum seekers. Panelists explored the expansion beyond physical detention of migrants to new digital restrictions on liberty, including ankle monitors and intrusive reporting technology, raising legal concerns regarding the rapid buildup of immigration detention and digital monitoring. The presentation included videography of the impacts on migrants and considered the overlap between the use of detention and surveillance in the immigration and criminal legal systems.