Tag Archives: Detention Abuse

Gay, transgender detainees allege abuse at ICE facility in New Mexico

Originally published by The Washington Post  Gay and transgender people held at a large Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in New Mexico have faced physical and verbal abuse and were placed ...

Arizona Shelter Shut in Latest Case of Migrant Child Abuse

Southwest Key's Hacienda del Sol shelter was shut down last Friday, but federal officials did not reveal the reason behind the closure until Tuesday. ...

Immigrant Youth Shelters: “If You’re a Predator, It’s a Gold Mine”

Originally published by ProPublica Just five days after he reached the United States, the 15-year-old Honduran boy awoke in his Tucson, Arizona, immigrant shelter one morning in 2015 to find a youth care worker in his ...

Worker at immigrant children’s shelter accused of molesting teen

Fernando Magaz Negrete, 32, was arrested Tuesday after the girl and two of her roommates accused him of kissing her at a Southwest Key facility in Phoenix in June, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by CNN ...

Immigrants Held in US Prison Sue Over Harsh Conditions

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Riverside says harsh prison conditions at a medium-security facility in Victorville, California, are too restrictive for detainees awaiting their immigration court hearings, many who ...

Senators Want Investigation of Immigrant Abuse Allegations

The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked federal investigators late Monday to examine allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of immigrants held at government detention facilities, sayin ...

Mother who fled Honduras ‘to escape abuse, mistreatment’ says ‘it’s the same’ in U.S.

"These 10 complaints are representative of the regular failures of DHS to provide adequate medical care for mothers and children in family detention facilities, and they add to the already ample evidence demonstrating wh ...

Virginia detention facility for young migrants received over $4.6 million in government grants after abuse allegations

“Young people in [Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center] are subjected to unconstitutional conditions that shock the conscience, including violence by staff, abusive and excessive use of seclusion and restraints, and the den ...

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