Facing deportation to homelands they barely remember, formerly incarcerated Southeast Asians in L.A. are fighting in court to remain here.
The deported immigrants of Mexico City’s Little L.A. remind us that people with problems don’t go away. They just go somewhere else.
Conditions at Adelanto Detention Center, a privately operated prison currently used to detain undocumented immigrants, are said to be grim. Nine detainees, all of whom came to the U.S. seeking asylum, were so fed up that they staged a hunger strike. Guards responded with violence and pepper spray.