Lambda Legal and Partners Send DHS Letter on Rights of LGBT and HIV Positive Persons in Immigration Detention

On June 8, 2011, Lambda Legal, on behalf of a coalition including CHLP, submitted a letter in support of civil rights complaints filed by the National Immigrant Justice Center to the Department of Homeland Security.

On June 8, 2011, Lambda Legal, on behalf of a coalition including CHLP, submitted a letter in support of civil rights complaints filed by the National Immigrant Justice Center to the Department of Homeland Security. The letter expresses serious concerns about the systemic mistreatment of LGBT and HIV positive persons in immigration detention facilities and demands that DHS enact and enforce changes to protect these individuals. The full letter is a useful advocacy tool for LGBT and immigrants rights work, and can be found at http://hivlawandpolicy.org/resources/view/633.


To see the Center for HIV Law and Policy's collection of resources on Immigration, LGBT issues, and health care access in prisons and jails, go to: http://hivlawandpolicy.org/resource_categories/index