Detained Immigrants Face Rampant Sexual Abuse In U.S.
There is widespread sexual abuse of immigrants at detention facilities in the United States according to civil rights attorneys.
The American Civil Liberties Union has discovered details of 185 official complaints of sexual abuse that have been made against the main immigration authority in the US, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since 2007. The ACLU, which obtained the details through freedom of information requests, believes that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Most of the complaints involve allegations of abusive sexual advances made by male detention officers against female detainees. What struck ACLU researchers was that the claims were not focused on a few rogue facilities or isolated cases, but showed a pattern of problems that extended right across the country.
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