ICE’s Computerized Detention Decision-Maker Can’t Work Because of Mandatory Detention Laws

ICE’s Computerized Detention Decision-Maker Can’t Work Because of Mandatory Detention Laws

August 4, 2015

In January 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) implemented the “Risk Classification Assessment” (RCA)—a computerized tool that analyzes evidence and recommends whether to detain or release immigrants facing deportation. Yet ICE still detained 80 percent of its arrestees in FY 2013, in a detention system that remains enormous, and expanded further in 2014 to […]

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