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A federal civil rights complaint filed this week claims that, out of 33,126 complaints of sexual and physical abuse in immigration detention, only 570 cases have been investigated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General, the agency’s oversight office.
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The complaint filed by the immigrant rights group Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) on Tuesday includes reports of sexual and physical assaults during medical examinations, strip searches, and rapes in detention allegedly perpetrated by guards and other detainees.
The complaints reviewed were filed between January 2010 and July 2016. The advocates say “there has been no formal complaint filed with this clear and massive amount of data” until now.
The reports of abuse were made at several DHS agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),
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