Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #14
By Matice Moore

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #14

Piece #14 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016 series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter:…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #13
By Robert Trujillo

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #13

Piece #13 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: "“I…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #12
By Kristen Ramirez

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #12

Piece #12 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: “I…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #11
By Crystal Clarity

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #11

Piece #11 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: “I…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #10

Piece #10 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: “There…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #9
By Fidencio Martinez

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #9

Piece #9 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: “The…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #8

Piece #8 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: "Since…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #7
By Louis Chinn

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day #7

My final piece from the#VisionsFromTheInside2016 series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter:…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 6
By Ebin Lee

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 6

Piece #6 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016 series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: “Dealing…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 5
By Breena Nuñez

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 5

Piece #5 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: “I…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 4
By Rommy Torrico

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 4

Piece #4 from our ‪#‎VisionsFromTheInside2016‬ series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter:…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 3

Piece #3 from our #VisionsFromTheInside2016series, a collaborative project between visual artists and immigrants facing the for-profit detention monster. To view complete series, please visit: bit.ly/csvisions Excerpt from detainee's letter: “To…

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Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 1
By Ethan Parker. Visions From The Inside: bit.ly/csvisions

Visions From The Inside (2016) Day 1

Artist statement: “Working on this piece was truly enlightening. To read Mr. Vaz’s words about his experience — with the context and understanding that his voice is just one among…

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Bus duty, Nov 5, 2015

This is a Guatemalan family, mother and her 3 sons, who fled vicious poverty in their country.  Abandoned by husband/father of the boys 8 years ago, she eked out a…

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Why Are Immigrant Mothers Wearing Ankle Monitors?
MISSION, TX - JULY 24: Undocumented immigrants on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of immigrants, many of them minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he will send 1,000 National Guard troops to help stem the flow. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Why Are Immigrant Mothers Wearing Ankle Monitors?

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Bus duty – Oct 16, 2015

When I arrived late last night only 3 mothers and their children were at the bus station  2  from Guatemala, one from Mexico, all released from Karnes.  Both Guatemalans had shackles,…

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Shackled “freedom”
Anatolia Garcia, who is photographed with an ankle monitor near concrete showing their family members' names, at her home in Irving , Texas on Sept 28, 2011, is trying to fight her deportation along with her husband and three children. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News) http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/files/2013/02/AnkleMonitor1.jpg

Shackled “freedom”

Shackled "freedom" is a new series of EndFamilyDetention.com that will document the first-hand experiences of the mothers, families and inside witnesses who will be sharing their stories as they shift from imprisonment in…

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Our Request: Discipline Physicians at Dilley Children Jail
A doctor putting money in his pocket isolated on white background

Our Request: Discipline Physicians at Dilley Children Jail

Physicians are supposed to improve the health of their patients. The physicians at the STFRC are worsening the health of their children patients by stating to ICE and the world that they are medically cleared for detention. Children can never be medically cleared for detention. In our client’s case, actions of the doctors were so far below the standard of adequate medical care that it resulted in the child suffering extreme physical and mental pain for nearly 3 months.

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Visions from the Inside: Day 15
By Dolly Li, Part of the "Visions From The Inside" project. Link: http://visionsfromtheinside.tumblr.com/

Visions from the Inside: Day 15

“I dream of getting out of this place…to be able to study one day…to have a better future for my life.”

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Visions from the Inside: Day 12
By Mata Ruda, Part of the "Visions From The Inside" project. Link: http://visionsfromtheinside.tumblr.com/

Visions from the Inside: Day 12

As originally posted on Visions From The Inside “We are not a threat for this country, all I want is refuge in this country for my children and for me.”…

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Reembolso de la fianza

2015 Tz'utujil Maya translation series Produced by the Maya Traditions Foundation Translators: Jose Maria 'Chema' Vasquez Perez and Carlos Agustin Vasquez #EndFamilyDetention www.EndFamilyDetention.com Maya Traditions Foundation Fundación Tradiciones Mayas Panajachel,…

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Pagando la fianza

2015 Tz'utujil Maya translation series Produced by the Maya Traditions Foundation Translators: Jose Maria 'Chema' Vasquez Perez and Carlos Agustin Vasquez #EndFamilyDetention www.EndFamilyDetention.com Maya Traditions Foundation Fundación Tradiciones Mayas Panajachel,…

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Visions from the Inside: Day 11
By Micah Bazant, Part of the Visions From The Inside collaboration. Link: http://visionsfromtheinside.tumblr.com/

Visions from the Inside: Day 11

“The water has bleach in it, and I don’t have money to buy water from the store.”

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Visions from the Inside: Day 9
By Chucha Marquez

Visions from the Inside: Day 9

“They are thinking of making this place much bigger, and for what? To hold more immigrant families, because they want to keep more people in these precarious conditions.”

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Visions from the Inside: Day 6
By Breena Nuñez

Visions from the Inside: Day 6

As originally posted on Visions From The Inside “There are some workers at this detentions center who think poorly of immigrants. We are also human beings, just as they are,…

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Preguntas del juez

2015 Tz'utujil Maya translation series Produced by the Maya Traditions Foundation Translators: Jose Maria 'Chema' Vasquez Perez and Carlos Agustin Vasquez #EndFamilyDetention www.EndFamilyDetention.com Maya Traditions Foundation Fundación Tradiciones Mayas Panajachel,…

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Visions from the Inside: Day 5
By Gabrielle Tesfaye

Visions from the Inside: Day 5

“I hope that you get out of there soon, don’t worry and don’t lose faith that God will make it up to you, always pray to Him that He give you strength to continue moving forward.” -Excerpt from letter

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Rio Grande Valley Immigration Humanitarian Crisis Response
Catholic Charities of the RGV http://www.catholiccharitiesrgv.org/

Rio Grande Valley Immigration Humanitarian Crisis Response

Refugees continue to arrive in growing numbers at the Humanitarian Respite Center at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas. In fact, this past week, the numbers doubled, with upwards of 150 people now arriving daily. So the need for volunteers and donations is growing!

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Federal officials investigate deportation of teen mom who attempted suicide
Lilian Oliva Bardales by Magdiel Correa Midence - McClatchy

Federal officials investigate deportation of teen mom who attempted suicide

Lilian Oliva Bardales, 19, was deported to Honduras six days after she shut herself in a bathroom of a Texas family detention center and cut her wrist. In her last week at the Karnes County Residential Center, she said she was taken from her young son, stripped naked in front of screaming staffers, put into isolation and then, back with her son, hidden at a hotel before being removed from the country.

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Lawyer threatened with contempt for leaking family detention documents

"Johnson, a former consultant to immigration attorneys negotiating with government officials on behalf of the detained mothers and children, was terminated from the role shortly after he leaked to McClatchy a copy of the court’s confidential draft ruling, which concluded that the Obama’s administration’s rapid increase of family detention centers violates parts of a 1997 settlement on migrant children."

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#FreedomNOTReform this July 2nd in LA!

"In the light of the 4th of July festivities, a day that allegedly represents “freedom” and “independence”, detained mothers and their children as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) immigrants unite to demand freedom for all detainees, as well as demand an end to family detention."

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Under pressure, Homeland Security announces changes to family detention policies
Jeh Johnson

Under pressure, Homeland Security announces changes to family detention policies

In a press released dated Wednesday, June 24, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced a few changes to ICE's policy on family detention. While stating that long-term detention practices will be ceased, family detention will continue along with the human rights abuses that remain a hallmark of corporate for-profit prison systems. For families affected by long-term detention, ransom (bond) will still be required in exchange for certain liberties.

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Diccionario

2015 Tz’utujil Maya translation series Produced by the Maya Traditions Foundation Translators: Jose Maria ‘Chema’ Vasquez Perez and Carlos Agustin Vasquez #EndFamilyDetention Maya Traditions Foundation Fundación Tradiciones Mayas Panajachel, Sololá,…

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La fianza

2015 Tz'utujil Maya translation series Produced by the Maya Traditions Foundation Translators: Jose Maria 'Chema' Vasquez Perez and Carlos Agustin Vasquez #EndFamilyDetention Maya Traditions Foundation Fundación Tradiciones Mayas Panajachel, Sololá,…

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