Human Rights Watch has issued a report entitled ‘Do You See How Much I’m Suffering Here?’: Abuse against Transgender Women in US Immigration Detention.” The report documents 28 cases of transgender women held by the Obama administration in deportation jails between 2011 and 2015. More than half of the transgender women were detained in all men facilities where they were isolated in solitary confinement, allegedly for their own protection, resulting in additional trauma and psychological torture.

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