ATD/LIRS Resource Timeline

March 2012


December 2011


October 2011


September 2011


August 2011


June 2011

  • [Report] LIRS releases ATD report Executive Summary
  • LIRS presents on the U.S. experience with ATD in Geneva, Switzerland

May 2011

April 2011

November 2010

October 2010

June 2010

May 2010

  • DHS revises its policy on detention of refugees for failure to apply for green card

March 2010

  • LIRS briefing in Department of State consultations for the Universal Periodic Review
  • LIRS submission to the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review of the United States
  • LIRS coalition supported submissions

December 2009

October 2009

  • LIRS moderates panel at Detention Watch conference on Alternatives to Detention, in Washington, DC

September 2009: ICE Announces Reforms

August 2009

  • LIRS raises concerns to DHS about trend of detaining invited refugees for failure to apply for green cards; LIRS builds coalition around issue.

June 2009

March-May 2009

  • LIRS briefs Dr. Schirio on use of Alternatives to Detention domestically
  • LIRS briefs Dr. Schriro on use of Alternatives to Detention internationally

February 2009

  • Sec. Napolitano appoints Secretary of Homeland Security and appoints Dr. Dora Schrio to review the department’s use of immigration detention

Elections 2008

  • LIRS and coalitions recommendations to the Obama transition team on detention and asylum reforms 

July 2008

June 2008

May 2008:

May/June 2008

March 2008

January 2007


  • Response letter from ICE director Julie Myers to LIRS.
  • LIRS Briefing to the UN Special Rapporteur of Migrants on his visit to the U.S.
  • LIRS letter to ICE director Julie Myers regarding concerns about using adult correction association detention standards in family detention facilities