Nicoll Hernández-Polanco

TLC Case | Issue area: Immigration,Prisons and Policing

Year: 2015

Court: Federal

Status: Victory!

Nicoll Hernández-Polanco is a Guatemalan transgender woman who was detained at the behest of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) in an all-male facility in Florence, AZ. Nicoll experienced continual sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of ICE staff and other detained immigrants for being a transgender woman. TLC helped start a public campaign to free Nicoll and assisted her immigration attorney. Nicoll was granted asylum in April 2015.

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