Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens
Instantly connect with our office
San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense Lawyer Attorney Profiles Firm Blog Case Results En EspaƱol Contact Us

Contact Us
818.783.5700

We Offer a Free Case Evaluation

Hard Hitting, Experienced, Criminal Defense
Receive a free consultation of your case Find out about the criminal process Read through some of our case results
Blog Center
Contact Us
Name:
Email:
Phone:
Please Select:
Message:
Assault & Battery
Bail
Bench Warrants
Domestic Violence
Drug Charges
DUI Defense
Expungements
Fraud / Forgery
Hit & Run
Juvenile Crimes
Murder
Probation Violations
Sex Offenses
Theft Crimes
Traffic Offenses
Weapons Charges
Local Resources
Criminal Immigration Matters

Children Held Illegally in Immigration Jails for Months

Young Immigrants Held In Adult Jails for Months

A recent report from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office (ICE) stated that over 1,300 juveniles were held in adult immigration detention facilities for days and some for months. Federal regulations require that juveniles be transferred out of adult prison facilities within 72 hours. A recent report released to the National Immigration Justice Center http://www.immigrantjustice.org/ indicated that over one thousand children were illegally housed by ICE in adult jails for over three days, some for as long as six months.

The ACLU (www.aclu.org) commented that this fact was: "really, really troubling" and went on to say that often juveniles are kept in solitary confinement to protect them while they are in adult facilities.

The report from ICE took into account information from over thirty detention facilities in more than ten different states. This information provided that at least 1,366 minors were held illegally in adult facilities.

It seems to me that if the public is just now finding out about the wrongdoing, there are likely other injustices that went along with the illegal housing. How many of these children got to talk to lawyers about their situation, or even knew they could? How many of the children were physically or mentally abused while being housed in an adult facility? And, what were the conditions like for these children?

If you have questions about criminal immigration or any other criminal law matter, call me:

Jeffrey Vallens (818) 783-5700 or (888) 764-4340 or email me: vallenslaw@yahoo.com or

www.4criminaldefense.com or www.westlakecriminaldefense.com

Attorney Web Design The information on this Criminal and DUI Attorneys & Lawyers / Law Firm website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this or associated pages, documents, comments, answers, emails, or other communications should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
Law Office of Jeffrey S. Vallens - San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 16030 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 470, Encino, CA 91436.
Phone: (818) 783-5700.
Website: .