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No image Child care licenses for ICE detention centers?
On October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Child care centers exist to take care of children. The State of Texas requires most ...

conversations, presentations & such*
On October 24, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Social Justice Symposium, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, April 4, 2016 University of Illinois at ...

No image Necessary and impossible: effective interviewing practices.
On October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Use open-ended questions. YES, even in a detention center. YES, even when you’re in a ...

No image Ask for credible or reasonable fear interview
On October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Sample simple Credible OR Reasonable Fear Interview Request A woman or child can give this ...

No image Why it is SO BAD to be a kid whose mom is in “re-instatement” or “withholding only” or “241” proceedings
On October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Adults who are in reinstatement proceedings, and therefore their kids who are with them, are ...

No image Children and credible fear interviews? WHAT?
On October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Why are we even talking about children and credible or reasonable fear interviews?? We don’t ...

No image “Passing” or “failing” a credible fear interview
On October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments |

By “passing,” we mean that an Asylum Officer had found that a person had demonstrated ...

No image “Passing” or “failing” a reasonable fear interview
On October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments |

We say that someone has “passed” her reasonable fear interview when she has convinced an ...

No image Expedited removal (in the context of family detention)
On October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Expedited Removal is the process by which Customs & Border Protection (CBP) or Immigration Control ...

#EndFamilyDetention and “out”carceration
On July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Detention of refugee women and children over the last thirteen or fourteen months at Artesia, ...

No image el ayuno * la huelga * the fast * the strike
On April 11, 2015 | 1 Comments |

April 6, 2015 We mothers who are detained in Karnes County Residential Center began a ...

Request for Information Concerning Legal Visits
On March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments |

An open letter to: ICE Supervisory Detention & Deportation Officer Hilario Leal, ICE Assistant Field ...

No image Retaliation? Or just blocking legal representation?
On March 24, 2015 | 1 Comments |

Victoria Rossi is a brilliant writer who moonlights, for a lot less money than she ...

Texas Observer report on Karnes
On February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Also check out this fine Texas Observer report on Karnes by Victoria Rossi, published on ...

New York Times: more essential reading about Artesia, Karnes, & Dilley
On February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Do read "The Shame of America's Family Detention Camps", a fine article in the New ...

Women must speak out against the DHS no-release policy
On January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments |

In 2014, 60,000 women and children refugees fled persecution and violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, ...

“Ending Artesia” by Stephen Manning
On January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments |

Please read this stunning report Ending Artesia, by Stephen Manning. Explaining complicated, bizarre, technical legal ...

Resolution calling for release of women & children; end ICE’s no-release policy
On January 30, 2015 | 3 Comments |

Please read and sign this resolution and --- far more importantly -- take it to ...

GEO employee speaks AGAINST expansion of Karnes
On December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments |

UPDATE: The Karnes County Commissioners Court voted this week, 3-2, to approve the expansion of ...

Fuerza y Fianzas: a proposal for people to support families in a concrete way
On December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments |

The problem The Dilley ICE prison is about to open. There, families – up to ...

Credible fear interview
On December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments |

pink “tennis” swing to and fro. she’s wearing zebra stripes and a red top, tiny ...

Haiku for Dolorosa Street
On December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments |

You see me onscreen My name is an A number But I’m a woman - ...

“Arriving aliens” on a bridge to limbo
On November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Adela Catalina* had plenty of reasons to leave. Forgive me being somewhat vague in the ...

Request for Credible Fear Interview for Salvadoran teenager
On November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments |

November 22, 2014 Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Services Houston Asylum Office ...

URGENT Stop deportation of Salvadoran refugee family
On November 23, 2014 | 1 Comments |

Dear friends, Maria Estela Marquez Marquez and her three daughters — Melissa (15 years old), ...

2400 dangerous mothers & children?
On November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments |

This morning -- Thursday, November 20 -- in Immigration Judge McPhaul's courtroom, as everyone waited ...

Call for release of all speakers of Mayan languages
On November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments |

The Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528 The Honorable ...

Carta para tu familiar [email protected]
On November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments |

DECLARACIÓN JURADA EN APOYO A LA SOLICITUD DE LIBERTAD CONDICIONAL DE (NOMBRE DEL [email protected]) Yo, ...

About private prisons
On November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments |

In a way, private prisons seem a relatively new development, but the ugly foundation of ...

Red McCombs should break the lease with the private prison corporation building for huge family prison in Dilley
On November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments |

A petition by Claudia Muñoz Dean Thomas W. Gilligan, ask UT alumnus Red McCombs to ...

Family Detention Film Screening
On November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Friday, November 21, 2014 7:300 - 8:30 p.m. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center ...

“Estamos detenidas en Karnes tenemos tres hijos…”
On November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Until today, I was mostly getting phone calls from women in Karnes and from family ...

What you can do: Take a field trip to immigration court.
On November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Want to understand what’s going on with refugees, immigrants, and immigration courts? Go. Take a ...

The credible fear of a mother and her little boy
On November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Drawing by Rini Templeton, 1935-1986 I went to see three families yesterday in Karnes, and ...

How to Pay an Immigration Bond, from Andrade Legal of Boise, Idaho
On November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Follow the link below for extremely useful information from Andrade Legal — Immigration Law in ...

The iceboxes in McAllen: personal testimony
On November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments |

"It’s a room in which there is nothing more than a toilet and some cement ...

Each of us has a duty to report child abuse or neglect
On November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments |

According to Texas law, “if you suspect the abuse or neglect of a child, it ...

Cartas de Melissa, Carmen, y Jackeline, encarceladas en Karnes City
On November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Melissa, Carmen, and Jackeline are three sisters who, with their mother, fled El Salvador seeking ...

Support refugees – contribute to the Karnes Bond Fund
On November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Make a donation to the Karnes Bond Fund, at Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education ...

“Power yields nothing without a demand”: Organize
On November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments |

“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made ...

Carta para tu familiar [email protected]: un ejemplo
On October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments |

DECLARACIÓN JURADA EN APOYO A LA SOLICITUD DE LIBERTAD CONDICIONAL DE (NOMBRE DEL [email protected]) Yo, ...

National Security Threat
On October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments |

Read the the material that ICE lawyers present in immigration court to support its argument ...

Help convince a court to set bond for a woman detained in Karnes
On October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments |

ICE and GEO, a private, for-profit corporation, are currently holding 500 refugee women and children ...

“Due process” for immigrants who are “detained”
On July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments |

I have the sickening feeling that very few people understand what “due process” translates into ...