In 2017, the Hope Border Institute and the Borderland Immigration Council (BIC) launched the groundbreaking report, Discretion to Deny: Family Separation, Prolonged Detention, and Deterrence of Asylum Seekers at the Hands of Immigration Authorities along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

This report details the human impacts and moral consequences of a broken immigration system and increasingly militarized border.

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