Standing United in the War Against Family Detention

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.

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Family Detention Center: Conditions

This article is written by one of our volunteer attorneys who visited a family detention center in Karnes, TX:  

Conditions in Artesia, Karnes, and Dilley have been scrutinized. There have been allegations of sexual assault, abuse, and lack of proper food and clothing. It was hard as an attorney, only privy to certain areas of the center, to see what the living conditions were really like.

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Family Detention Center: One Week in a Detention Center

This article is written by one of our volunteer attorneys who visited a family detention center in Karnes, TX:  

Last month, I spent a week in San Antonio, Texas, traveling to the euphemistically named Karnes County Residential Center. What I learned in the week I was there was that there is an astounding need for legal assistance, that legal assistance is hugely beneficial, and that family detention must end.

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Family Detention Centers: Going Home is too Dangerous

This article is written by one of our volunteer attorneys who visited a family detention center in Karnes, TX:  

When you hear about immigration, it is easy to think, “Why don’t they just go back?” However, after meeting with detained families for a week in Karnes, Texas, that is a question I will never ask.

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Family Detention Centers: “Each day here feels longer than the previous day.”

This article is written by one of our volunteer attorneys who visited a family detention center in Karnes, TX:  

Imagine looking into to the eyes of a child that is crying. She is not crying because she fell off her bike. She is not crying because they are being dropped off at day care for the first time. She is crying because she is tired, thirsty, and stuck in a detention center.

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