Yesterday we received the following document from the Law Offices of Amoachi & Johnson, PLLC:
Amoachi & Johnson’s blog explains:
The following document is a legal request made to an immigration judge to terminate the deportation of our unaccompanied child client. Under United States law, we believe that DHS’s egregious violations of the legal and human rights of our client should legally bar ICE from pursuing her deportation.
Given the news of this week’s CIA “Torture Report,” the blog post adds the following: “Under the Obama administration, DHS has treated unaccompanied minors in border holding cells in many of the exact same ways that the CIA has terrorist suspects under the Bush administration. From the words of a 15-year-old girl who was a victim:”
She lost significant weight and was extremely weakened as a result of the almost total deprivation of food, water, sleep, clothing, and medical assistance during her time in DHS custody. She could have suffered irreparable physical injury from the acute lack of sufficient water and food for a 96 hour period. HHS officials also failed to provide Respondent with sufficient food and shelter for 7 consecutive days given that she was only able to eat cookies and juice, the temperatures in the shelter dropped to very cold temperatures at night, and the lights were kept on for 24 hours a day for 7 days straight.