Settlement reached over free immigration detention hotline
July 9, 2021
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they have reached a settlement with the U.S. government so they can keep operating a free hotline that lets detained immigrants report concerns about custody conditions.
Freedom for Immigrants said Thursday that a settlement was reached last week and approved by a federal court in Los Angeles. The group said it can keep running the hotline provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for at least five years.
"This settlement is a victory for the First Amendment rights of Freedom for Immigrants and immigrants in detention," said Moez M. Kaba, a...