The United States will honor transgender immigrants with the right to be housed in either male or female designated illegal immigrant detention centers. The decision comes after news has surfaced about numerous cases of sexual abuse and physical abuse against transgender detainees. Transgender immigrants will now be permitted to choose which facilities they will live in based on their gender identity.
The new policy was announced on Monday. Immigration officers will be trained on how to respectfully question immigrant detainees regarding their gender identity for the purpose of carrying out the new policy effectively.