December 03, 2009

US: Remote Detainee Lockups Hinder Justice

Transfers of Detained Immigrants Interfere with Lawyer Access and Right to Challenge Deportation

(Washington, DC) - The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's increasing practice of transferring immigrants facing deportation to detention centers far away from their homes severely curtails their ability to challenge their deportation, Human Rights Watch says in a report released today. The agency made 1.4 million detainee transfers in the decade from 1999 through 2008, the report says.

-Human Rights Watch

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