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Secretary Napolitano: Protect LGBTI detainees from sexual abuse!

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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.

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