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7 Massive Injustices LGBTQ Immigrants Face In The Detention System

ADELANTO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general populatio
ADELANTO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California. Most detainees in segregation cells are sent there for fighting with other immigrants, according to guards. The facility, the largest and newest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention center in California, houses an average of 1,100 immigrants in custody pending a decision in their immigration cases or awaiting deportation. The average stay for a detainee is 29 days. The facility is managed by the private GEO Group. ICE detains an average of 33,000 undocumented immigrants in more than 400 facilities nationwide. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The Center for American Progress recently released a report that details the inhumane treatment faced by LGBTQ people currently detained in the U.S., awaiting immigration and asylum hearings. Here are some things you need to know from that report about what LGBTQ immigrants face in the detention system, and the fight to resist these massive injustices.

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