PBS NewsHour

Immigrants in detention choosing ‘voluntary departure’

Clip: 05/11/2019 | 3m 57s

Faced with the prospect of long waits in detention centers before being able to contest deportation orders, an increasing number of undocumented immigrants are choosing to leave the U.S. “voluntarily”. From 2017 to 2018, the number of applications for "voluntary departures" doubled, reaching a 7-year high. Christie Thompson, staff writer for The Marshall Project, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

Aired: 05/11/19

Rating: NR

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