Last May, eight asylum seekers began a peaceful hunger strike to call attention to the inhumane conditions at Adelanto Detention Center. In return, they were violently assaulted, pepper sprayed, and thrown in segregation, where they were denied access to their families, advocates and lawyers. These men have now filed a civil rights lawsuit against ICE, GEO Group, and the City of Adelanto.
NLG-LA lawyers representing the hunger-strikers held a press event on July 24, 2018 to announce this lawsuit, and to make clear that the incarceration of migrants -- and the inhumane separation of parents and children -- has to end.
Among other news outlets, the event was covered extensively by Telemundo.
If your organization would like to endorse this suit, or for any questions, contact NLG-LA board member Rachel Steinback at SteinbackLaw@gmail.com // 213.537.5370.