The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Immigration Detention Accountability Project (IDAP) and the appointment of Elizabeth Jordan as Director of the Project.
The Immigration Detention Accountability Project will focus on three major areas:
- Impact litigation challenging the conditions of confinement in immigration detention centers;
- Impact litigation challenging discrimination against detained immigrants with disabilities; and
- Education and outreach on detention conditions and treatment of immigrants with disabilities.
- have partnered with major national civil rights and immigration nonprofits to file a class action against President Trump and Attorney General Sessions challenging conditions of detained immigrants at Victorville federal medium security prison;
- are currently working on several other impact cases;
- have represented several individual detained immigrants;
- have spoken widely on each of these topics; and
- have prepared and circulated educational materials on the rights of detained immigrants with disabilities.
Based on the success of Liz’s fellowship project, we decided to create a permanent Immigration Detention Accountability Project.
The Project joins — and complements — CREEC’s ongoing education and litigation projects challenging discrimination in government, prisons and jails, public accommodations, housing, and other arenas.