IHR Summer Clinic Students Make Statement Before the Cook County Board of Commissioners

Anna Duke and Josia Klein, summer law clerks in the International Human Rights Clinic, made a statement on June 27 at a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners explaining why the policy of incarcerating families who attempt to enter the U.S. unlawfully is inefficient and problematic from a human rights standpoint.

They advocated in favor of "Resolution Addressing the Harmful Effects of Immigrant Child and Family Detention and Calling on the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch to Rescind the 'Zero Tolerance' Policy," which was subsequently passed.

Read the IHRC report detailing the pattern of abuse of immigrant children in U.S. custody here.