US Ice officers ‘used torture to make Africans sign own deportation orders’ | US immigration | The Guardian

According to multiple accounts, detainees were threatened, choked, beaten, pepper-sprayed and threatened with more violence to make them sign. Several were put in handcuffs by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) officers, and their fingerprints were taken forcibly in place of a signature on documents called stipulated orders of removal, by which the asylum seekers waive their rights to further immigration hearings and accept deportation. Source: US Ice officers ‘used torture to make Africans sign own deportation orders’ | US immigration | The Guardian