Im­mi­grants sue over treat­ment

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION - — Brian Bennett

Im­mi­grants held in Bor­der Pa­trol sta­tions in south­ern Ari­zona are reg­u­larly de­nied ba­sic san­i­ta­tion, food, wa­ter and ad­e­quate med­i­cal care, ac­cord­ing to a class-ac­tion law­suit filed by im­mi­grant rights or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The law­suit was filed Mon­day in U.S. Dis­trict Court on be­half of two uniden­ti­fied women re­cently de­tained in the Tucson Bor­der Pa­trol sta­tion and a Tucson man who has been de­tained mul­ti­ple times there.

The plain­tiffs want the court to re­quire the Bor­der Pa­trol in the Tucson sec­tor to en­force poli­cies re­gard­ing the treat­ment of de­tainees, end over­crowd­ing in hold­ing cells and im­prove the con­di­tions there.

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