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.