Help Protect Women Held in U.S. Custody from Sexual Abuse
  • Petitioned Eric Holder

This petition was delivered to:

Attorney General
Eric Holder
President of the United States

Help Protect Women Held in U.S. Custody from Sexual Abuse

    1. Sponsored by

      American Civil Liberties Union

Imagine the horror of fleeing persecution in your home country only to find yourself a victim of sexual assault while in the custody of the U.S. government.

The Department of Homeland Security and ICE have consistently downplayed the problem of sexual assault of immigration detainees. And now, the Department of Justice has proposed regulations that would exclude immigration detainees from protection under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.

This is an unthinkable attempt to deprive a specific and vulnerable group of people from protection against rape and sexual assault. And it comes despite Congress's clear intent to protect all people in government custody from such abuse.

Take action now. Urge President Obama and Attorney General Holder to make sure all immigration detainees have the full protection of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 5,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Vulnerable incarcerated people need protections and this is crtitical.

      Petition Nevada state OSHA for assisting Eagle Quest of Nevada, Inc.

      in concealing a Foster Youth Medical Abuse Investigation

      http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-state-foster-youth-and-staff-who-have-government-protections?te=seia

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Jon Spinac NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Imagine the horror of fleeing persecution in your home country only to find yourself a victim of sexual assault while in the custody of the U.S. government.

      The Department of Homeland Security and ICE have consistently downplayed the problem of sexual assault of immigration detainees. And now, the Department of Justice has proposed regulations that would exclude immigration detainees from protection under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.

      This is an unthinkable attempt to deprive a specific and vulnerable group of people from protection against rape and sexual assault. And it comes despite Congress's clear intent to protect all people in government custody from such abuse.

      Take action now. Urge President Obama and Attorney General Holder to make sure all immigration detainees have the full protection of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.