LGBT+ leaders launch a hunger strike in Santa Ana demanding an end to ICE jail contracts. They say transgender women face abuse while in detention (Mindy Schauer/Digital First Media/Orange County Register/Getty) A trans woman seeking asylum in the US has been sexually assaulted while locked up in immigration detention and must be released, advocates say.
A woman is held at an ICE detention centre in Phoenix, Arizona. (John Moore/Getty) A leaked memo from Homeland Security has revealed that an HIV-positive trans woman in ICE detention was left bleeding from her rectum for 13 days. It was not determined that the woman was HIV positive until she was finally given medical
Hundreds of requests for medical attention from transgender immigrants have been ignored by a detention centre, a federal inspection revealed. The Cibola County Correctional Centre in New Mexico is the only detention centre dedicated to housing transgender immigrants. Internal reports described to Reuters reveal the shocking conditions there, including poor quarantine procedures and deficient treatment