H.R. 1932, the deceptively-titled “Keep Our Communities Safe Act”, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee two weeks ago despite strident criticism of its sweeping provisions. The Act is a threat to the fundamental tenet of due process, to the human rights of asylum seekers, and to fiscal responsibility.
Several egregious examples of abuse of LGBT detainees, including sexual and physical assault, prolonged isolation, and withholding of medical care, have been documented in two reports this year.
The French press calls it a soap opera and the US public is similarly enthralled – former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper accusing him of sexual assault have each been painted alternately as villain or victim.
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Asylum Director Christy Fujio's response to the Worcester MA Telegram & Gazette's article - letter to the editor published June 27.
Could deportation be a consequence for an unpaid hospital bill? It was for Quelino Ojeda Jimenez, a young day laborer who, up until this past February, had been receiving long-term care at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago.