We stand with ASISTA member organization, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, as they advocate for immigrant victims of sexual assault and harassment by guards at an ICE detention facility in El Paso. Laura Flores Bachman, Senior Legal Counsel with ASISTA, was quoted in this article about these heinous acts, “We believe sexual assaults in ICE facilities are crimes that are all too often unchecked given the deep vulnerability and isolation of detained immigrant women. We are hopeful that both local and federal officials will conduct a thorough investigation into these serious allegations and put an end to victims’ unabated suffering in the shadows of ICE detention.” See article here

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