Three immigrant rights organizations have filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security alleging racial discrimination, retaliation and excessive use of force against two Black immigrants housed at the Denver Contract Detention Facility in Aurora.
The complaint, filed by the American Immigration Council, Immigrant Justice Idaho and Immigration Equality, alleges that two detention center guards have violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination; the First Amendment of the Constitution; and a manual that outlines detention standards followed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is responsible for people held at the facility.
The complaint is centered on two Black detainees, identified by the pseudonyms “James” and “Musa,”…
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