Secretary Napolitano: Protect LGBTI detainees from sexual abuse!
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Secretary Napolitano: Protect LGBTI detainees from sexual abuse!

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      Transgender Law Center

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We are calling on Secretary Napolitano to follow the lead of the Department of Justice by issuing clear, strong standards that protect LGBTI immigration detainees from sexual abuse.

The standards that Secretary Napolitano is currently reviewing are good, but they don't go far enough.

They allow some facilities to delay adoption of these standards indefinitely. And they don't require comprehensive training for immigration officials on the treatment of trans detainees.

Send Secretary Napolitano a short letter explaining why she must address these flaws before she makes the standards permanent.

Sexual abuse is preventable only if Secretary Napolitano and her agency work with advocacy groups like ours to strengthen their standards.

Special thanks to National Center for Transgender Equality and Just Detention for building a coalition to speak out on this important issue.
http://transequality.org
http://www.justdetention.org

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    • Ilona Weiss SF, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      All immigration detainees should be treated with dignity. It follows LGBTI detainees must be protected sexual abuse and harassment. Please, Madame Secretary, quickly institute training for ICE officials in humane and appropriate treatment of transgender folk.

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    • Jayowen Robinson MIDDLETOWN, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      because the ignorance ive encountered in so-called professional realms,is anything but.

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    • Drew Cordes ALBANY, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      All people deserve protection and dignity.

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    • Karra Bikson VENICE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      If we do not stand up, who will? It is incumbent on civil society to protect minorities.

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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      If there are delays, especially indefinite delays, there are going to be Human Rights violations, violations of LGBTI peoples' safety and dignity that were preventable - that you will be morally responsible for.

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