This article is written by one of our volunteer attorneys who visited a family detention center in Karnes, TX:
I was a volunteer attorney at the Artesia Family Residential Center in New Mexico during the first week of August, when the AILA Artesia Pro Bono Project was just coming into fruition. I came back to Artesia again as a volunteer in September and again in October. Thanks to a grant from Children’s Voice, I was able to travel to San Antonio, Texas during the first week of February to help complete the Artesia Pro Bono Project’s representation of women and children transferred from Artesia to the new facilities in Dilley and Karnes, Texas. The Artesia Pro Bono Project is coming to an end and is not taking on any new clients.