Detention Conditions Facing Queer and Trangsgender Immigrants

By Jonathan Adams Nov 12, 2008

Today, November 12, 2008, 5:30pm, Law School – Room 1457 Check out this public panel discussion organized by UCLA’s Critical Race Studies program, OUTLaw, and UCLA Law’s Queer student organization. This panel will explore the current conditions facing queer and transgender people in immigration detention centers. The panel will focus on the case of Victoria Arellano, a Mexican immigrant and transwoman, who was detained at the Terminal Island Federal Detention Facility in San Pedro, California. Arrellano was HIV positive and died under the custody of the US Immigration Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security in 2007 as a result of detention facility staff denying her medication. Speakers Pearl Saracho, Staff Attorney, HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance Allegra Padilla, Community Organizer, Homies Unidos Coral Lopez, Community Advocate, Bienestar Marisol Orihuela, Liman Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Moderator: Saul Sarabia, Program Director, Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA School of Law Co-Sponsors OUTLaw, CRS at UCLA, the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, the Law Raza Law Students Association, the Immigration Law Society, and the American Constitution Society at UCLA Law