Detained Immigrants Are Suing ICE For Access To Legal Representation To Fight Deportation

The case — Torres v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security — contends that these men in ICE custody in southern California are limited in their time to make phone calls and that phone calls are "prohibitively expensive".

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Caitlin Cruz
December 17, 2018

Tags: Deportation, Detention Centers

Organizations mentioned/involved: Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School


Filed by the American Civil Liberties Foundation of Southern California and the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School, the lawsuit alleges that these practices violate the First and Fifth Amendments as well as the Immigration and Nationality Act. Facilities were these violations occur are, according to the suit, the Theo Lacy and James A. Musick facilities in Orange County, which are operated by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County operated by Geo Group, Inc.