A federal judge in Arizona has ordered federal officials to give illegal aliens in Arizona’s Tucson Sector better facilities while detained.
The illegal alien plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit complain that “the conditions in the holding facilities a[re] far inferior to those they found in the local jails.” They say that illegal alien detainees suffer from lack of sleep because of the conditions, including that the border patrol agents keep the lights on at night.
The plaintiffs urge that the detention centers get very hot and very cold, and bemoan the lack of access to personal hygiene products. They also allege that there is “limited access to food and water.”
The National Immigration Law Center, one of the organizations that represent the plaintiff illegal aliens in the class action lawsuit tweeted after the ruling, “Federal Court Order: Border Patrol Hieleras Can No Longer Be a Constitution-Free Zone.” “Hierleras” is the Spanish word for ice cooler or icebox.
The plaintiffs are represented by the National Immigration Law Center, attorneys with Morrison & Foerster, LLP, the ACLU Foundation of Arizona, the American Immigration Council and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR).
The National Immigration Law Center, an organization which states it “is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants,” also tweeted on the same day as the Court’s Order, “Our #immigration know-your-rights information has now been translated to Chinese! Get it here:”