Inhumane Conditions or Forced Labor for Immigrant Detainees
Civil rights are not only for U.S. citizens – these are human rights that protect anyone residing in the U.S., including immigrant detainees. When an immigrant is treated poorly and inhumanely, or forced to perform labor in a U.S. detention facility, the detainee has legal rights to pursue justice or retribution. Our civil rights attorneys at Harman Law Firm are willing to fight for immigrant detainees who have had their human rights violated. Our legal team can pursue lawsuits due to inhumane conditions or forced labor for immigrant detainees.
Undocumented immigrants who are detained in the United States awaiting deportation proceedings may face the same problems seen in jails and prisons – lack of access to or inadequate medical care, excessive force or inhumane conditions. You do not need to be a United States citizen to file a lawsuit in United States courts. Additionally, it may be against the law for immigrant detention centers to pay detainees less than the applicable state or federal minimum wage for services provided at the facility, such as cleaning or maintenance. Ongoing class-action litigation is challenging the practice of coercing immigrant detainees to work in detention facilities for as little as $1 per day.
Human Rights Violation Lawsuits for Detained Immigrants
The laws of the U.S. protect our citizens, but they also protect all people in our country from human rights violations. Those detained for any immigration violation still are protected from abuse and should be treated humanely and fairly. When inhumane conditions exist or detainees are subjected to forced or unfair labor, they have the right to pursue legal justice.
If you have been a victim of inhumane conditions or forced labor as an immigrant detainee, contact our human rights lawyers at Harman Law Firm. We offer a free consultation to discuss human rights violation claims at our office near Atlanta, GA, in Augusta.