Tell Secretary Napolitano: Protect LGBT Immigration Detainees

Secretary Napolitano needs to hear from you

You can help protect the more than 500,000 people in immigration detention from sexual abuse right now. Of these, many are LGBT people and people with intersex conditions who are at heightened risk of sexual abuse.

Secretary Napolitano is on the verge of issuing standards to address this problem; however, the standards she plans to issue are not strong enough. In their current form, they allow some facilities to delay adopting these protections indefinitely and they do not require training all facility staff on critical topics such as working with LGBTI people. Other standards, such as those for housing and searches of transgender people and those with intersex conditions, also need to be strengthened.

Join the National Center for Transgender Equality and send the Secretary a letter today.

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sexual abuse, immigrant detainees