BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

IMMIGRANT DETENTION

(TACOMA, WA)

Every night almost 1.600 immigrants await deportation in jail, most of them without representation. The so called "processing center" is run by a corporation. GRA documents detention conditions through direct interviews and tours, and brings cases of prolonged detention to the United Nations and to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

Fernando Aguirre-Urbina (Mexico-USA)

Fernando Aguirre Urbina spent almost 7 years in civil detention in Tacoma, waiting for his immigration case to resolve. In 2019 he was released on bond after strong efforts from La Resistencia and a team of lawyers thinking outside the box. GRA presented a petition before the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and supports efforts to help Fernando thrive after detention. The USA Today chose his case for the investigation on detention conditions around the nation