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Monday, March 17, 2014

Associate Professor Fatma Marouf Featured on KNPR's State of Nevada

Fatma Marouf is the Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic and an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On March 17, she spoke on KNPR's State of Nevada segment Immigrant Detainees Face Inhumane Treatment. She spoke about a report, "The Conditions of Immigration Detention in Nevada," she and Immigration Clinic students published late last year.

"In terms of the day-to-day running of the detention center, I think Henderson needs to ensure that medical care is accessible within a reasonable time period. Under the newer detention standards, sick calls should be responded to within 24 hours, and we heard from people who had been waiting months for medical care. The conduct of the HDC officers as well as ICE officers is an issue in terms of verbal abuse. I think we had more complaints about ICE officers in that respect, especially with physical coercion or some physical force. One of the biggest things that Henderson needs to do, I think, is improve the conditions of access for attorneys. We've tried to resolve this issue with ICE, and until recently we're still having problems with the guards at HDC," she said during the interview.

Drawing on her extensive experience representing individuals before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Courts of Appeals, Professor Marouf's research probes various problems involved in adjudicating immigration cases at all levels.