Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Human Rights of Detained Immigrants

Check out human rights lawyer Azadeh Shahshahani's powerful piece in Salon on immigrants in ICE detention centers.  Shahshahani is the Legal and Advocacy Director of Project South, a Southern-based leadership development organization that supports movement building.  The 2017 report on Georgia Immigration Detention Centers by Project South and the Penn State Law Center is available here.  A few months after that report, US government inspectors also expressed alarm at immigrant detention center conditions.  As Shahshahani points out in her piece, the Supreme Court's recent ruling that immigrants may be held indefinitely without bond will only exacerbate these serious human rights issues.

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