Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The Abuse of the Transgendered in Immigration Detention

"Do you know who I would not want to be? A transgendered person in a
federal detention facility awaiting an immigration court hearing or a
decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Such persons may be held
in "administrative segregation" for no other reason
than their transgendered status.  This could mean isolation from other
inmates and no social interaction.  They may be subject to being
handcuffed during immigration court proceedings.  And they will have no
lawyer unless they can afford one themselves or a lawyer volunteers to
represent them." – Geoffrey Hoffman, June 6, 2012.