University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Challenging Unconstitutional Conditions in CBP Detention Facilities"
Date Jun 12, 2017
Author American Immigration Council
External Link https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/litigation/challenging-unconstitutional-conditi...
Abstract The American Immigration Council, the National Immigration Law Center, the ACLU of Arizona, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Morrison & Foerster LLP have filed a class-action lawsuit challenging detention conditions in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention facilities. The complaint alleges that Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for days at a time in violation of the U.S. Constitution and CBP’s own policies. Detained individuals are stripped of outer layers of clothing and forced to suffer in brutally cold temperatures; deprived of beds, bedding, and sleep; denied adequate food, water, medicine and medical care, and basic sanitation and hygiene items such as soap, sufficient toilet paper, sanitary napkins, diapers, and showers; and held virtually incommunicado in these conditions for days.
Source www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org


This Resource Relates To
case Doe v. Johnson [later Kelly] (IM-AZ-0021)

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