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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

USA: Immigration officers treated asylum-seekers like criminals

from Miami Herald:

Instead of offering sympathy and comfort, some American immigration officers have treated foreign asylum-seekers like criminals and tried to deter them from asking for protection, according to a report released Tuesday.
Asylum-seekers are frequently confined in prison-like facilities, including at the Krome detention center in west Miami-Dade County, according to the report, which studied several airports and one border crossing and some detention centers across the country.

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