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Advocates Condemn Plan to Detain Transgender Women at Adelanto

08/25/2015 / posted by Salvador G Sarmiento / Topic: Press Releases

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 25, 2015Contact: Olga Tomchin, Advocates Condemn Plan to Detain Transgender Women at Adelanto"[the] way to keep LGBTQ immigrants safe is not to detain them in the first place" Today, over 100 national and local LGBTQ, immigrant, and civil rights organizations urged President Obama in a letter to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from detaining transgender women at the isolated Adelanto Detention Facility in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. Adelanto is run by GEO Group, a private company with a record of abusing detained people, including transgender women and individuals with disabilities.  Attorneys and formerly detained individuals have reported abuse...

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