Immigration Rights Group Sues ICE to Restore Immigrant Hotline

Maria Perez
Dec 13, 2019 - 12:00
Immigration Rights Group Sues ICE

An immigration rights group from California is taking a stand and suing the Immigration Enforcement and Customs (ICE) agency as well as the Department of Homeland Security for ending a toll-free hotline that allowed immigrants in detention centers to report their concerns about the centers’ conditions. The Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) organization filed a lawsuit against the two departments on Tuesday to reinstate the National Immigration Detention Hotline.

Quick Facts about the Hotline and Lawsuit

  • The hotline was created by FFI in 2013 to allow immigrants in detention centers to place a confidential call in order to report abuse and/or their concerns on custody conditions, to learn more about resources, and to be connected to...

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