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LA Immigration Jail Called Unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (CN) - The U.S. Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security and their creatures hold noncriminal immigration detainees in unconstitutionally violent, unsafe, overcrowded, and unclean conditions in downtown Los Angeles in its "B-18" jail, which is not intended or equipped for long-term detention, immigrants and the National Lawyers Guild say in a federal class action.

Plaintiffs say conditions in the LA prison violate repeated injunctions and replicate the abuses enjoined by Orantes-Hernandez v. Meese and that class action's later incarnations.

Plaintiffs are represented by the ACLU and Linton Joaquin with the National Immigration Law Center.

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