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ID:

547

Date:

2009-12-16

Headline:

Human trafficking victims often deported

Reporter's name:

Mike McGraw

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Kansas City Star

City:

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Summary:

Despite official agency guidelines intended to provide rights to victims of human trafficking (or at least treat them humanely during the process of deportation), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has skirted or ignored its own rules on over 100 occasions, at a great human and legal cost, according to thousands of pages of reports obtained under FOIA by the Kansas City Star. ICE's failings include deporting potential witnesses against traffickers before they could testify, drugging deportees for flights in violation of existing policy, and ignoring detainee health and hygiene issues.

Notes:

A six-month investigation by the Kansas City Star led to the five-part series, "Human Trafficking in America" (http://www.kansascity.com/trafficking).

Keywords:

human trafficking, deportation, detainees, immigration, detention centers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, State Department, Department of Justice, DOJ

URL:

http://www.saukvalley.com/articles/2009/12/23/r_mnob2cdxt4iqeclmgedzq/index.xml


Agencies:

DHS
DOJ
ICE
STATE

States:

CA
IA
KS
NC
NY

Categories:

civil rights
immigration
justice
law enforcement


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