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October 18, 2017

A detained immigrant complained of constant, unrelenting and unchecked bullying as well as graphic sexual harassment from guards and other detainees who directed derogatory comments and obscene gestures toward him because he is gay, and he was informed that his only recourse was to be isolated in solitary confinement, according to a complaint the SPLC sent today to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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October 03, 2017

A transgender woman who was beaten and threatened with death when she refused to collect extortion money for a Guatemalan drug cartel, was raped and tortured by Guatemalan police, and received death threats from her coworkers because of her gender identity, has been granted asylum in the United States, the SPLC announced today.