It’s Time To Be Heard Again!

By Published On: December 2, 2015Categories: Blog, Asylum

Tell Texas: Detention Centers Are Not Child Care Facilities!

Learn More About How Immigrant Family Holding Centers Are Holding Immigrant FamiliesOn November 20, 2015, state District Judge Karin Crump of Travis County ruled that Texas may not claim an “emergency” to expedite the licensing of two private detention centers holding immigrant families. This move was an attempted workaround to a federal district judge’s ruling in July that the detainment of immigrants in such abysmal conditions violates a provision of the 1997 Flores v. Meese agreement.

 [There is] no imminent peril to public health, safety or welfare exists” justifying that emergency action.

~ The Honorable Karin Crump, 250th District Court, TX

Following this ruling, the state of Texas now seeks to adopt Proposed Rule 40, which would effectively allow the mere label of “childcare” to be applied to the family detention centers in Dilley and Karnes County.

Can you stand with us one more time to oppose adopting Proposed Rule 40 and tell The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) that family detention centers are not appropriate childcare facilities?

Thanks for your support!

About the Author: Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

I am the managing partner of Lincoln-Goldfinch Law. Upon graduating from the University of Texas for college and law school, I received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship in 2008, completed at American Gateways. My project served the detained families seeking asylum. After my fellowship, I entered private immigration practice. My firm offers family-based immigration, such as greencards and naturalization, deportation defense, and humanitarian cases such as asylum, U Visa, and VAWA. Everyone at Lincoln-Goldfinch Law is bilingual, has a connection to our cause, and has demonstrated a history of activism for immigrants. To us, our work is not just a job. After the pandemic we began offering bankruptcy services in addition to immigration I realized how much lack of information there is in financial literacy resources in Spanish.

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