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Gay Immigrants Face Abuse in Detention

Rumbo, News Report , Pilar Marrero Posted: Aug 26, 2009

Lawyers and human rights groups say that gay, transgender and HIV positive immigrants being held in detention facilities are vulnerable to abusive treatment, including verbal and physical assaults, reports Rumbo. Activists met with members of the Obama administration in Washington, D.C., to discuss policies on the detention of transgender immigrants, as well as needed medical care for detainees who are HIV positive. The advocates' concerns come at a time when the Obama administration has made a commitment to reform the polices and conditions of detention for immigrants.


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