UUSJ Signs Onto Arbitrary Detention of Asylum Seekers Letter

UUSJ signed onto a draft letter expressing concern for Arbitrary Detention of Asylum Seekers. Following our work to support civilian access to detention centers and the Bed Mandate, UUSJ was invited by Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) to join the UU Association, UU Service Committee, and others allied with the national immigration detention visitation network. The letter will express concern with the sharp rise in the use of arbitrary and capricious denials of bond and parole for vulnerable asylum seekers in detention, as well as the larger trend being witnessed across the country toward closing the traditional space for parole and refusing to issue bonds.