Dozens of detainees held by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claim they were subjected to sleep deprivation, solitary confinement and other forms of retaliation after they went on hunger strike last month to protest the rejection of their asylum claims and their prolonged imprisonment.
National Immigration Project
The Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC), and the National Immigration Project (NIP) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stand in solidarity with Syrian and Iraqi refugees who seek protection in the United States, and oppose recent actions by Congress and states to block these refugees from settling here.
As US families celebrated Thanksgiving, over 100 refugees held at three immigration detention facilities engaged in a nationwide hunger strike. Hunger strikers are calling for an end to detentions and deportations, among other demands.
Undocumented people in Los Angeles area with minimal ties to criminal groups face trouble gaining status under new laws.
In light of the major federal immigration reforms proposed this winter, NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani sat down with Dan Kesselbrenner, director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG), to talk about their implications and the work and history of the project.