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Immigration Detention is Psychological Torture: Strategies for Surviving Our Fight for Freedom

  • Organization: Freedom for Immigrants
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Attachment(s): LINK

This report documents nearly 2,000 instances of emotional distress caused or exacerbated by the isolation inherent in the U.S. immigration detention system. Examples of these psychological, and sometimes physical, assaults include an inability to connect with family or attorneys, transfers away from communities of support, solitary confinement, extreme temperatures, attacks on religious practices, and other forms of abuse by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement.

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