February 27, 2019
Issues: Law Enforcement Bias, Religious Freedom
Intercept – Muslim Immigrants Sue ICE for Getting in the Way of Religious Observance
On February 27th, The Intercept reported that Muslim immigrants are suing Glades County sheriff and ICE for denying them religious accommodations. See below for the highlight and click here to read on The Intercept website.
“Glades County Detention Center for more than a year has been preventing Somali Muslim men from practicing their faith in various ways,” said Yusuf Saei, a fellow at Muslim Advocates. “ICE doesn’t seem to care about it and is knowingly allowing it to occur.” The groups brought this lawsuit to vindicate their clients’ rights, Saei said. “We want to ensure that, going forward, Glades is going to treat Muslim detainees and detainees of all faiths respectfully,” he said. “It’s important to us that ICE take the protection of immigration detainees seriously and that it actually enforce its detention standards.”