The government does not seem to know when to draw the line in the sand when it comes to the treatment of immigrants in this country. This is especially telling when that negative treatment involves minors or young adults fleeing horrible situations existing in their home country.
Luis Sanchez with The Hill brings us news in his latest article of a recent lawsuit launched by an immigrant advocacy group on behalf of teenagers who were transferred from government shelters to ICE detention centers upon turning 18.
“It is horrible to consider we as a nation accept these teens who are for the most part running to find safety and security and then upon turning legal adult age we dismiss their need for protection,” said top Los Angeles immigration attorney, Glenn Fogle of The Fogle Law Firm.
The lawsuit filed earlier this week argues that, “According to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013, when unaccompanied immigrant children in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement turn 18, ICE is required to place the immigrant in the ‘least restrictive setting available’ after taking into account the immigrant’s well-being and risk of flight.”
“I would love to join on this suit. Someone needs to force the government to enforce its own laws and take into account that we could very well be creating a worse environment for these young adults by placing them in detention centers where they are subject to all forms of abuse that, in some instances, is worse than the issues they are running from,” said Fogle.
As we continue to monitor the outcome of this recent lawsuit filed in the District Court for D.C., the Fogle Law Firm under the leadership of one of the nation’s top immigration attorneys, Glenn Fogle, is awaiting the opportunity to assist you with your immigration matter or that of your family or friend.