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The E-carceration of Asylum Seekers
What happens to those seeking safety in the US after they clear many hurdles to access our asylum system? The short story: it's not exactly the land of milk and honey.

A panel event on March 13 will center on practices of "e-carceration," a growing practice of keeping immigrants in custody through electronic monitoring and intensive surveillance. These Alternatives to Detention (ATD) have been promoted as kinder and cheaper than detention. However, e-carceration can go on for years while asylum-seekers wait for their court date, and the system has been contracted out to a corporation specializing in for-profit prisons (Geo Group). Problems abound.

The E-Carceration event will examine ATD and what's been happening in practice. The panel will also discuss more humane and effective alternatives and paths to change.

The speakers will be in a live forum with limited seating. Please register here to attend the streaming webinar.


Dr. Fatma Marouf, Professor of Law and Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, Texas A&M - "Finding True Alternatives to Detention and E-Carceration"

Mario Rivera, Co-founder of the Resist Surveillance Network (RSN) - "Stories, solidarity, and organized resistance among those impacted by e-carceration"

Laura Rivera, Senior Staff Attorney at Just Futures Law, Washington D.C. - "Unmasking ICE Digital Prisons: Legal and Organizing Responses to E-Carceration"

Mar 13, 2023 03:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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