Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UNLV Detention Report Released, Demonstrations Follow

The UNLV law school's Immigration Clinic has published a report on conditions for immigration detainees at the Henderson Detention Center. The report provides evidence that conditions at the Henderson Detention Center violate many of Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies, including policies prohibiting abuse and discrimination and setting certain standards for medical care, attorney visits, law libraries, mail correspondence, and telephone access. The report also documents instances of coercion by ICE officers to sign legal documents that may result in deportation or prolong detention.  Here is a story on the report.

The Immigration Clinic stands with other organizations in Nevada, including the ACLU of Nevada, Immigration Reform for Nevada, and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, in demanding a closer look at detention conditions.  A  demonstration at the Henderson Detention Center was held late yesterday and the report was presented to the Henderson City Council. See here, here, here, here.


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