Is Immigrant Detention A True Deterrent?

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:40am
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:56pm
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With President Donald Trump’s executive order Wednesday, the administration has changed course — at least a bit — on how it deals with undocumented immigrants seeking asylum in the United States.

The order changes the "zero tolerance" family separation policy. But deterrence is still an important component of what the administration is trying to accomplish.

Jonathan Hiskey, associate professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, joined The Show to talk about the concept of detention as a deterrent to migrants.

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