A True Alternative to ICE’s Harmful Practice

Concern is growing over Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) dramatic expansion of its electronic surveillance of noncitizens in our communities through various “Alternatives to Detention” (ATD) programs. ATD includes electronic surveillance using ankle monitors (also known as “ankle shackles”) and other forms of GPS monitoring.

Read the policy brief here.

This policy brief examines one effective and successful model that provides a meaningful alternative to detention: community-based case management programs. Real alternatives to detention reduce the harms of detention and surveillance, and they progressively build enduring support systems for noncitizens facing removal that do not rely on detention or surveillance but satisfy the same goals of participation in removal proceedings.