Resource: Doe v. Johnson: Challenge to Deplorable Detention Conditions in U.S. Customs & Border Protection Facilities

By: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

September 1, 2016

Last year, the National Immigration Law Center, along with the American Immigration Council, the ACLU of Arizona, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Morrison & Foerster LLP, filed a class action lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of three individuals subjected to deplorable conditions in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) holding cells in the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector. The lawsuit, Doe v. Johnson, challenges the overcrowded, unbearably cold, and unsanitary conditions that adults and children are subjected to and highlights how these conditions violate CBP’s own meager policies and the U.S. Constitution.