Charles Weisselberg, Prisoners of the INS, 28 Hum. Rts. 6 (2001)
As part of its efforts to control immigration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detathe ins thousands of noncitizens. Many are held while the INS determines whether they are visitors, immigrants, or refugees; others are held because the INS would like to return them to their countries of origin but their countries will not take them back.