LAWSUIT TO CHALLENGE SHACKLING OF IMMIGRANT DETAINEES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Candice Francis / Communications Director, LCCR /  415.543.9697 x216 / cfrancis@lccr.com

Lawyers’ Committee, the ACLU of Northern California, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati filed a class action suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) on behalf of adult immigration detainees, all of whom appear in San Francisco immigration court shackled at the wrists, waist, and ankles, regardless of their history or capacity for disruption. The lead plaintiff is a 35-year-old domestic violence survivor and asylum-seeker who is shackled in court, even though she has no history of violence or disruption and has plates in her knees, legs, feet, back, and head. Click here to read the suit.