United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
300 N Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hosted by International Indigenous Resistance, Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice – L.A., Gabriela Los Angeles, Occupy Ice L.A.
Join us Thursday September 24th at 4pm! It’s time for us to fight back and speak out against the inhumane treatment that our relatives in detention centers are experiencing.
“The reports of hysterectomies performed on women detained in Irwin County without their full consent are deeply alarming. According to the report, some women were reportedly unsure why the procedure was performed, or they were not fully informed of what procedures would be performed on them.
“Unfortunately, the United States has a history of forced sterilization, including of Indigenous women, Black women and other women of color, incarcerated women, and intersex people. In addition to a violation of a person’s rights to health and safety & sexual and reproductive rights, forced sterilization can constitute a crime against humanity under international law.
“No one should be sterilized without their full consent, and people should be not be detained for seeking asylum.”