E-NEWS - 2013

Immigration detainees need your help

Take Action-->Will you take a moment to help protect immigration detainees?

There’s still time to tell the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to protect the human rights of immigration detainees.

DHS’s draft standards addressing sexual violence in immigration detention, released last month, are already quite strong. Yet they have several significant flaws that, if left unaddressed, will leave countless people vulnerable to sexual abuse.

You can help. Until February 19, DHS will be accepting public comments on the draft standards. We need as many people as possible to tell Secretary Janet Napolitano to make sure the strong measures in the draft are kept in place – and the weak ones are fixed.  

Submitting public comments is easy. You’ll find a sample letter here, on JDI’s website, which you can send to DHS in just three simple steps. 

Every person has the right to be safe from sexual abuse, including immigration detainees.

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