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Jan 25, 2018
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Austin Chronicle

Immigrant Women Stuck in Detention

"This isn't your usual bureaucratic backlog," says Sofia Casini, an immigration coordinator with Grassroots Leadership. "There aren't too many cases on the docket; there's hundreds of cases not on the docket. That's not normal in any legal context."

Without a court date, women can't know when to hire an attorney; when to collect evidence, like police records from their home country (an often dangerous task); and other time-consuming and costly preparations. And as weeks turn into months, evidence can grow stale and witnesses can back out. "They are getting no information at all about essentially their life sentence," said Casini. "It's hard to explain just how completely unjust and abnormal that is." Read more about Immigrant Women Stuck in Detention

Jan 25, 2018
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Workers World

Women in ICE detention attempt suicide

"Conditions for people in detention are only expected to worsen under the Trump administration. What is the solution to this rampant abuse, which is reminiscent of 19th-century prisons?

Solidarity. Organization. Fightback. As women march across the U.S. and around the world, the issue of women and trans people in prisons and ICE detentions must be front and center on our agenda.

Free them all and jail the oppressors— that’s the solution.

To support Laura Monterrosa’s case, visit grassrootsleadership.org." Read more about Women in ICE detention attempt suicide

Jan 24, 2018
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¡Ahora Sí!

Inmigrante detenida que alega haber sido asaltada intenta suicidarse

"Laura Monterrosa, una mujer de El Salvador que ha permanecido en detención en el centro T. Don Hutto desde mayo, intentó quitarse la vida el 11 de enero, de acuerdo al grupo con base en Austin en pro de la defensa de los inmigrantes Grassroots Leadership.

'Me siento muy desesperada porque traté de reportar el abuso a los oficiales de ICE y de las instalaciones, pero continúan abusando de mí psicológicamente a través de la intimidación', dijo Monterrosa en un comunicado publicado el lunes 15 por la organización Grassroots Leadership. 'No me siento segura. No estoy recibiendo el tratamiento médico o la ayuda que necesito'." Read more about Inmigrante detenida que alega haber sido asaltada intenta suicidarse

Jan 19, 2018
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The Independent

Immigrant woman attempts suicide after reporting allegations of sexual abuse at Texas detention centre

"Sofia Casini, the immigration programmes coordinator at Grassroots Leadership, told The Independent that guards were called into Ms Monterrosa’s cell shortly after she took the pills, but did not assist her. Instead, Ms Monterrosa took herself to the medical centre hours later, after talking on the phone with Grassroots staff.

'This case is heart-wrenching,' Claudia Muñoz, immigration programmes director at Grassroots Leadership, said in a statement. '..It’s just inhumane to force this victim of sexual abuse to have to relive that abuse everyday by being forced to confront her abuser over and over again.'" Read more about Immigrant woman attempts suicide after reporting allegations of sexual abuse at Texas detention centre

Jan 20, 2018
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The Express Tribune

Immigrant woman sexually abused, attempts suicide in Texas detention center

“I feel very desperate because I tried to report the abuse from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and facility officials, but they continue to psychologically abuse me through intimidation,” said Monterrosa after she was discharged from medical care. I was four the first time I was sexually abused: Nadia Jamil She further added: “I do not feel safe or secure. I am not receiving the medical treatment or help I need.”

 

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Jan 17, 2018
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Shadowproof

Immigrant Woman Attempts Suicide at Detention Center After Facing Punishment for Avoiding Guard Who Sexually Abused Her

“There are enough eyes looking at this that something should have happened already to make sure that Laura is in a safe place,” said Carson. “No victim of sexual abuse should be forced to live with their abuser.”

Claudia Muñoz, programs director at Grassroots Leadership, called the case “heart-wrenching.”

“It’s just inhumane to force this victim of sexual abuse to have to relive that abuse everyday by being forced to confront her abuser over and over again,” she said. “Laura can’t escape this pain. She can’t get the treatment she needs.” Read more about Immigrant Woman Attempts Suicide at Detention Center After Facing Punishment for Avoiding Guard Who Sexually Abused Her

Jan 19, 2018
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Mundo Hispánico

Intenta suicidarse inmigrante que reportó abuso sexual en centro de detención en Austin, FBI inicia investigación

"Bethany Carson, Investigadora y Organizadora de Inmigración de Grassroots Leadership dijo a MundoHispánico, que Monterrosa intentó quitarse la vida tomando muchas pastillas que los oficiales médicos del centro de detención habían dejado. Agregó que las acciones de las autoridades, la llevaron a sentir que no tenía otra forma de solucionar su situación.

La organización ha iniciado una campaña para pedir al Senador republicano John Cornyn la liberación de Monterrosa, a través de una carta que ha sido publicada en su Facebook." Read more about Intenta suicidarse inmigrante que reportó abuso sexual en centro de detención en Austin, FBI inicia investigación

Jan 19, 2018
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Austin American-Statesman

Detained immigrant who said guard assaulted her tried to commit suicide, advocates say

Claudia Muñoz, immigration programs director at Grassroots Leadership, said Monterrosa’s case is heart-wrenching.

“It’s just inhumane to force this victim of sexual abuse to have to relive that abuse everyday by being forced to confront her abuser over and over again,” Muñoz said. “Laura can’t escape this pain, she can’t get the treatment she needs.” Read more about Detained immigrant who said guard assaulted her tried to commit suicide, advocates say

Jan 19, 2018
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Austin American-Statesman

Advocates: Immigrant who said guard assaulted her attempted suicide

"Laura Monterrosa, a woman from El Salvador who has been held at the T. Don Hutto immigrant detention center since May, tried to kill herself on Jan. 11, according to the Austin-based immigrant advocacy group Grassroots Leadership.

'I feel very desperate because I tried to report the abuse from ICE and facility officials, but they continue to psychologically abuse me through intimidation,' Monterrosa said in a statement released Monday by Grassroots Leadership. 'I do not feel safe or secure. I am not receiving the medical treatment or help I need.'" Read more about Advocates: Immigrant who said guard assaulted her attempted suicide

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