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Doe v. Neveleff: Hutto Abuse Lawsuit

"The long history of rampant sexual abuse at ICE detention centers, coupled with the availability of the same opportunity Dunn exploited in the form of at least 22 documented failures of other male officers to comply with the same policy, supports a reasonable inference that other male escort officers...

ACLU Of Texas Sues ICE Officials, Williamson County And CCA For Sexual Assault Of Immigrant Women

"The ACLU of Texas today filed suit in federal district court seeking class action damages on behalf of three immigrant women who were sexually assaulted while in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Center in Taylor, along with numerous...

Domestic Abuse Fears Grow in Immigrant Communities

"Alabama’s new immigration law has abuse survivors and their advocates holding their breath. The law is the latest challenge to those trapped in abusive relationships who have concerns about either their own immigration status, that of their abuser or their children." - Laura Tillman...

Report: A Culture of Cruelty

"A Culture of Cruelty is the culmination of three years of abuse documentation collected and carried out by No More Deaths and our partners in Naco, Agua Prieta, and Nogales, Sonora- border towns and cities through which thousands of immigration detainees have been deported. In our years...

It's Time to Protect Women and Children in Immigration Detention From Rape

"Many immigrants are traumatized by what has happened to them, and are afraid to report abuse by the same authority that has the power to deport them. Others are deported before they get the chance to report the abuse. And other still, don't know who to go to or how to file a complaint...

Lawsuit alleges sexual assault by Arizona immigration jail guard

"The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona today filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a 28-year-old transgender woman who was intimidated, harassed, and sexually assaulted by a Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) guard while she was in immigration custody at the CCA-owned...

Immigration Detainees Seek Prison-Rape Protection

"Human rights advocates are calling on the Obama administration to do more to protect people in immigration detention centers from sexual assault. A new federal rule that will take effect next year covers inmates in jails and prisons, but some Homeland Security officials want an exemption...

ACLU Charges Border Abuse by CBP

"The American Civil Liberties Union today demanded a federal investigation into allegations of rampant abuse of individuals, including U.S. citizens and legal residents, by Customs and Border Protection agents at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border. In a complaint filed today with...

H-2B Worker Abuse Documented in Louisiana; Wal-Mart Suspends Supplier

"H-2B guestworkers at C.J.’s Seafood, a Wal-Mart supplier in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, have exposed forced labor by the employer, who forced workers to work up to 24-hour shifts with no overtime pay, locked them in the plant, threatened them with beatings to make them work faster, and threatened...

PBS Border Patrol Investigation, Part 2: Friday, July 20th

"On Friday, July 20, Need to Know will air our second investigation into alleged abuses by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Correspondent John Larson investigates stories of physical abuse, sexual assault and even torture. In the rush to stem the tide of undocumented immigrants, has Border Patrol committed...

AAO U Visa Victory

"Upon reconsideration, the AAO concludes that the petitioner has met her burden of demonstrating that she was the victim of substantial abuse. Specifically, our prior decision failed to acknowledge that although the individual acts to which the petitioner was subjected might not constitute substantial...

1099 Scam Exposes Abused Workforce in Construction

"Stan Marek, the president and CEO of the Marek Family of Companies, an interior contracting company that has offices across the state, recently testified before the Texas Workforce Commission in advance of the agency’s final preparations for its legislative agenda on what he said is a rampant...

DHS to Adopt New Rules on Immigration Detention Abuse

" Immigrants detained in facilities run by the Department of Homeland Security are a step closer to having similar protections from sexual abuse as inmates in the U.S. prison system. The DHS announced the new rules today for its detention facilities." - Sarah Childress, Dec. 6, 2012 .

DHS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to issue regulations setting standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities." - FR Doc. 2012-29916 Filed 12/18/2012 at 8:45 am; Publication Date: 12/19/2012 .

Proposed Rule: Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Immigration Jails

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to issue regulations setting standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov...

New Report Uncovers Nearly 300 Wrongful Arrests by Border Patrol and Almost $1 Million in Cash and Other Incentives

" A new report from Families for Freedom in collaboration with New York University (NYU) Immigrant Rights Clinic entitled, “ Uncovering USBP: Bonus Programs for United States Border Patrol Agents and the Arrest of Lawfully Present Individuals ” reveals crucial information about the incentives...

CBP Targeted for Abuse in Blizzard of Lawsuits, Complaints

"Over the past week, an alliance of immigration groups, private attorneys and a law school clinic joined forces in filing complaints targeting abuses by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) across the country. Ten damages cases have been filed alleging unlawful CBP conduct in northern and southern...

Unpub. BIA on Descamps, Aggravated Felony, 212(h)

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appeals the April 9, 2012, decision of the Immigration Judge, which incorporates his December 14, 2011, interim decision, finding that the respondent's conviction was not an aggravated felony and granting the respondent, as a matter of discretion, a...

Bordering on Criminal: The Routine Abuse of Migrants in the Removal System

"This three-part series highlights the findings of the Migrant Border Crossing Study—a binational, multi-institution study of 1,110 randomly selected, recently repatriated migrants surveyed in six Mexican cities between 2009 and 2012. The study exposes widespread mistreatment of migrants at...

Unaccompanied Minor Migrants Report Abuse by CBP; Complaint Filed

"Widespread abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children at the hands of U.S. border officials spurred a group of civil and human rights organizations to file a complaint today on behalf of more than 100 children, each of whom reported experiencing abuse and mistreatment while in the custody of U.S...

Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

"Some of the immigrant children crossing the border say they are being subjected to abusive and inhumane treatment in U.S. Border Patrol stations in South Texas. This includes frigid holding rooms, sleep deprivation, verbal and psychological abuse, inadequate food and water, denial of medical care...

As Feds Lock Up More Immigrant Families, Abuse Allegations Grow

"An 8-year-old boy was raped and sexually abused at the Artesia Detention facility in New Mexico but Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials at the facility did little to stop the abuse, said Bryan Johnson an immigration attorney who is representing the boy’s family. As the number of...

Advance Copy of HHS Interim Final Rule: Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Involving Unaccompanied Children

"This IFR proposes standards and procedures to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment involving unaccompanied children (UCs) in ORR’s care provider facilities." - FR Doc. 2014-29984 Filed 12/19/2014 at 11:15 am; Publication Date: 12/24/2014 .