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The National Immigration Justice Center is circulating a petition calling for immigration reform that respects human rights.
"The U.S. immigration detention system is destroying lives and American families. The conditions are often abhorrent. Medical neglect, discrimination, and solitary confinement are the rule rather than the exception," the group declares. "As a society that purports to value justice and human rights, Americans should be ashamed of it. It also comes at a huge financial cost -- more than $2 billion in taxpayer money was spent on immigration detention last year alone."
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