Court orders investigation into abusive and wrongful deportations of Cameroonians

April 5, 2024

...Documents obtained by the plaintiffs in 2023 through a FOIA request reveal that U.S. government officials expressed racist attitudes toward Black migrants during the 2020 and 2021 flights. According to the documents, immigration officials treated their deportation as a sport and dismissed reports of abuse. In August 2023, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) lawsuit on behalf of two Cameroonians who were deported after enduring abuse. The case remains open.

“Cameroonian asylum-seekers came to the U.S. seeking protection but were instead met with confinement in immigration jails, discriminatory abuse, and unlawful deportations,” said Samah Sisay, an attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. “The government must stop avoiding accountability and provide the records requested to ensure these abuses never happen again.” ...

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April 5, 2024