The International Committee of the Red Cross has released a comment on the Global Compacts, and it’s got some great content.

Their three key messages:

  1. Detention for immigration-related reasons should be avoided – liberty should be the norm; if there are
    grounds for deprivation of liberty, alternatives to detention should be considered first;
  2. States should commit to ending the detention of children and family separation for immigration-related
    reasons – in our experience, the best interests of the child are not served by such detention;
  3. Immigration detention is not only harmful for individuals, it is also costly for societies – it is in theinterest of States to avoid detention and identify non-custodial alternatives.

    Read it all here