NILC: Immigrant Detainee Rights Violated, New Report Finds

A Broken System is based on 18,000 pages of previously confidential ICE, ABA, and UNHCR reviews of detention centers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Denied access to loved ones, lawyers and basic necessities, men and women within the nation's immigration detention system find their fundamental rights routinely and systematically violated, according to a report by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the ACLU of Southern California, and the international law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP. The first nationwide comprehensive report of its kind, "A Broken System: Confidential Reports Reveal Failures in U.S. Detention Centers," sheds new light on the conditions suffered by hundreds of thousands of people housed in detention centers around the country, and offers policymakers specific recommendations to ameliorate the situation. CONTINUE READING

 

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