This report was researched and written by Alison Parker, director of the US program of Human Rights Watch. The data analysis contained in the report was performed by Brian Root, consultant to the US program, and Enrique Piraces, senior online strategist for Human Rights Watch. The report was edited by Antonio Ginatta, advocacy director of the US program; Clive Baldwin, senior legal advisor; and Danielle Haas, senior editor. Layout and production were coordinated by Grace Choi, publications director, Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager, and Elena Vanko, US program associate.
Human Rights Watch is enormously grateful to Sue Long and David Burnham at the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University for their extraordinary expertise and professionalism in helping us to prepare the FOIA request, and to consider best approaches in analyzing the data. Finally, we would like to thank ICE for sending us the data we requested.