Austin’s Young Leaders Must Stand Up for Incarcerated Children
201905.16
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Austin’s Young Leaders Must Stand Up for Incarcerated Children

The 21st Annual Austin Under 40 Awards ceremony will take place downtown on Saturday, May 18.Nominees (including the four of us) will gather with other community leaders at a black-tie dinner hosted by Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League to celebrate Austin’s emerging professionals and their mentors. We are deeply honored by...

My Meeting With President Bush
201904.04
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My Meeting With President Bush

Two weeks ago, I was honored to be invited to a roundtable immigration policy discussion at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. The discussion centered around immigrant contributions to the United States and the need for common sense immigration reform that responds to the needs of the American economy and industry. My role was...

201601.06
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Help Stop Raids at Family Detention Centers

by on January 6, 2016 in Blog, English

The Department of Homeland Security, under the direction of Secretary Jeh Johnson, began its operation focused on the immediate removal of undocumented immigrants and their families, the majority of which are seeking asylum from persecution. The deportation raids this weekend yielded over 100 adults and children that were arrested and sent to family detention centers...

201512.02
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It's Time To Be Heard Again!

by on December 2, 2015 in Blog, English

Tell Texas: Detention centers are not child care facilities! On 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...

201511.25
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Join AILA in Protecting Syrian Refugees

by on November 25, 2015 in Blog, English

AILA.ORG -- As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Syrian refugees are still fleeing and in need of protection worldwide. Since its founding, our nations has given refuge to those fleeing persecution. But now, many want to bar all Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering into the United States. As early as December 2, the Senate may...

201510.21
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Urgent Action Needed: Stop Texas DFPS From Licensing Family Detention Centers

by on October 21, 2015 in Blog, English

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services may soon license family detention centers and we need your help to stop it. These prison-like facilities are unfit to provide fundamental childcare and their conditions are in direct violation of a 1997 court settlement (Flores V. Reno), which defines the standards for the detention, release, and treatment of...

Gang-Related Asylum Cases
201506.01
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Gang-Related Asylum Cases

Gang-Related Asylum Cases in the United States This page serves as a resource for attorneys and advocates representing asylum applicants fleeing persecution from violent criminal gangs. Refugees Fleeing Gang Violence An increasing number of persons from Central America are applying for asylum in the United States based on the persecution they suffered after being targeted...