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Advocating for Immigrant Survivors of Medical Abuse at the Irwin County Detention Center

Practice Advisory
Issue area
USCIS Benefits
Published: May. 5, 2021

This practice advisory is intended to assist individuals seeking damages, stays of deportation, and long-term immigration relief based on medical abuse suffered at ICDC. This practice advisory explains how to determine eligibility and file administrative claims under the Federal Torts Claims Act (“FTCA”) for monetary damages, stays of removal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), administrative complaints with the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (“CRCL”), and U Visa certification requests for survivors of sexual violence and other medical abuse. The practice advisory contains sample filings and guidance for immigrants with and without representation.