NYLPI and Medical Providers Network Member Dr. Chanelle Diaz Deliver Testimony on Immigration Detention

February 28, 2022

Health Justice, Immigrant Justice, Medical Access, News

A torn American flag behind barbed wire.

NYLPI’s Health Justice Community Organizer Mia Soto and Dr. Chanelle Diaz, Steering Committee Member of the Medical Providers Network, joined currently and formally detained individuals, legal service providers, medical and mental health professionals, and concerned elected officials to urge the City Council to support the release of individuals from immigration detention facilities in New York State. 

Dr. Diaz and NYLPI provided key information regarding the worsening medical neglect and human rights abuses taking place within detention facilities, especially in Orange County Correctional Facility, located in Goshen, New York. Together, they urged the City Council to support NY State legislation, the Dignity Not Detention Act and to support a resolution calling on the NY State legislature and the Governor to sign the Act and reduce the physical and emotional harm caused by detention and interactions with the immigration enforcement system. 

You can watch the city council hearing recording here.

Read the full NYLPI testimony here.

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