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Tell Congress to transform U.S. immigration detention practices

As the U.S. sequester spending cuts kick in, Congress needs to take a closer look at how bloated immigration detention costs can be reduced, including through use of humane and cost-effective alternatives to replace unnecessary detention.
 
Immigration detention costs taxpayers $2 billion every year. Alternatives cost 30 cents to $14 per day per person, compared to $164 per day per person for detention.
 
Tell Congress to transform U.S. immigration detention practices – and save taxpayer dollars – by investing in low-cost alternatives to detention and alternative forms of detention.