The Karnes County Residential Center (KCRC) houses immigrant families who cross the U.S. border. KCRC serves a temporary holding facility for these individuals until they receive deportation hearings. However, allegations of sexual assault and abuse have surfaced.
Several women allege that they were sexually abused by guards and others workers at KCRC. The allegations include stories of the workers removing the women ate night from their cells for sex while others indicate they were fondled. Some of the guards allegedly requested sexual favors in exchange for money or promised detainees assistance with their cases in exchange for sex.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) sent a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security calling for an immediate investigation into the alleged abuses at KCRC. Read more about the allegations here.
Please consider signing the petition urging the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights to investigate the workers at KCRC.