In recognition of the Trump administration's announced plan to do a sweep of NYC this weekend, here are two resources shared by colleagues on the Disability Rights Bar Association (DRBA) list.
The fact sheet below, from the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, outlines basic rights of immigration detainees to effective communication (including sign language interpreters if needed), accommodation of any disabilities, and necessary medical care and treatment.
Michael Johnson, a former college wrestler imprisoned for nearly six years for the alleged failure to disclose his HIV status before sex, left prison on parole on July 9, 2019. Johnson’s trial and conviction showcased the profound unfairness of HIV criminal laws in Missouri and across the country. CHLP filed an amicus brief in support of his appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals.
A grassroots action--a people’s political march with no corporate floats and no police involvement--to highlight the social and political battles that continue to be fought and to shine a light on the most marginalized members of the queer community.