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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 13 2015 - 8:29pm
Nearly 200 people attended an educational forum on family detention and community efforts to welcome and support asylum-seeking refugee women and children from Central America. The Aug. 19 forum at Whitley Theological Center was co-hosted by Interfaith Welcome Coalition, NOWCastSA, COPS/Metro and RAICES.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jul 29 2015 - 5:15pm
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune July 28, 2015 More than 2,000 undocumented women and children being held in "deplorable" conditions at federal immigration detention centers are supposed to be released under a recent federal judge's order. But how long that takes and what happens to them next remains unclear, attorneys say.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 24 2015 - 9:28am
A June 24, 2015 Congressional visit investigating conditions for refugee families in private prisons in Texas culminated with a protest by dozens of women calling out in Spanish for freedom, chanting ¡Libertad!
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jun 11 2015 - 4:38pm
Within hours of their release from Karnes County Correctional Center, a privately-operated prison located about 60 miles south east of San Antonio, three refugee mothers volunteered to share their stories with NOWCastSA.
Written by lcarter on May 9 2015 - 10:42am
They call it the Train of Death - el Tren de la Muerte, or simply La Bestia, or the Beast. It is the life-threatening and life-altering mode of transportation from Central America to the United States for as many as half a million people a year.
Written by Cbreit on Mar 3 2015 - 5:05pm
Please join us for “Violence on the Border: Women’s Experience and the Policy Reaction”
Written by Cbreit on Feb 18 2015 - 10:15am
Join neighbors and members of the Interfaith Welcome Coalition as a panel presents on the treatment of Central American refugees and the resulting impact this has on our community. https://www.facebook.com/MissionPresMigrantKids
Written by Cbreit on Feb 12 2015 - 9:18am
Did you know that our government operates “refugee camps” in South Texas to detain women and children who fled violence in Central America? Karnes is expanding from 600 to 1,200 beds and Dilley will operate 2,400 beds at full capacity. The U.S. government has labeled women and children refugees “threats to national security,” setting bonds as high as $20,000. Detentions average 5 months at Karnes, resulting in children’s weight loss and psychological stress. Come to this event to learn more, hear stories, and explore potential solutions.
Written by Cbreit on Feb 10 2015 - 10:07am
This family fled Mexico on November 2nd after six-months of protesting over the kidnapping of their 22 year old son—a U.S. citizen—by the Mexican military. They came to the U.S. after the Mexican military raided their home in Matamoros. After two months of detention, ICE has set a $7,500 bond on the mother and two young children. The U.S. Government should release this family and actively assist in finding their U.S. citizen son.