Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Dignity Denied

LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

Dignity Denied

Center for American Progress. Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention. November 2013.


This report examines the mistreatment LGBT immigrants face in immigration detention, including the use of solitary confinement; the steps that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has taken in an attempt to address these issues; the impact that legislation pending before Congress would have on immigration enforcement; and recommendations for how to ensure enforcement of immigration laws is conducted in a manner that is effective and humane. 


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Keywords: restrictive housing, segregated housing, segregation, LGBT, vulnerable populations, race, ethnicity, disparities, disparity, administrative segregation, isolation, torture, discrimination, segregated housing and mental health