BREAKING: Detained Migrants Sue ICE Over THIS

  • 2018-12-17
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
BREAKING: Detained Migrants Sue ICE Over THIS
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Three illegal immigrants in ICE custody are suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), claiming agents have restricted their access to legal counsel. (The Hill)

The lawsuit from the three men, filed in Riverside, Calif., alleges that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers limit their access to telephone calls and that telephone calls from detention centers are too expensive, Bloomberg reports.

The restrictions on telephone calls have prevented immigration detainees from accessing proper legal representation, according to the suit.

The plaintiffs also allege that mail is delayed and face-to-face access to lawyers is curtailed in immigration detention centers.

Immigration detainees are not provided free legal representation, as would detainees under criminal indictment, but have a right to outside representation.

The plaintiffs are attempting to represent 2,000 temporarily detained migrants held at three facilities in Southern California.
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