201912.18
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Something Worse Than Family Separations

by on December 18, 2019 in Blog, English

I didn’t think I’d ever see anything as cruel as the family separations of 2018.  Our collective anguish and horror over border patrol agents tearing children from their parents’ arms and vanishing them into a system without tracking who belonged to whom eventually created change.  Donald Trump reversed course after the public outcry last summer,…

201811.15
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Facebook Live: Fianzas y Arrestos

by on November 15, 2018 in Blog, Espanol

Hoy la abogada Kate y Roxana, su asistente, hablan sobre qué pasa cuando alguien es arrestado por inmigración, como pueden obtener una fianza y cuál es el alivio migratorio más común para alguien que está en proceso de deportación. Deje su pregunta abajo o llame al (855) 502-0555.

How A Child Moves Through A Broken Immigration System
201806.22
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How A Child Moves Through A Broken Immigration System

by on June 22, 2018 in Blog, English

—– EMILY DREYFUSS AND ISSIE LAPOWSKY —- AS AN IMMIGRATION attorney working along the US-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, Carlos García says he’s seen “a lot of sad stuff” over the years. But what he encountered at the McAllen federal courthouse Tuesday left him lost for words. “You walk into the courtroom and there are 90 people waiting to be…

The Lowest Moment In My Career
201806.08
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The Lowest Moment In My Career

by on June 8, 2018 in Blog, English

Yesterday, I met with a mother whose 5-year-old son was literally pulled out of her arms by a Border Patrol Offier while she and her son cried and begged for him not to be taken. She is an asylum seeker who fled death threats in her country. She has not seen or spoken to her…

Inmigrantes comparten su historia de éxito al lograr permanecer en este país
201802.22
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Inmigrantes comparten su historia de éxito al lograr permanecer en este país

by on February 22, 2018 in Blog, Espanol

Inmigrantes comparten su historia de éxito al lograr permanecer en este país Por: KAKW | Publicado: Feb 21, 2018 | 06:41 PM EST Esta madre y su hija narraron su proceso en inmigración, después de temer una deportación han logrado permanecer. Abogada de inmigración en Austin, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, nos habla sobre la experiencia de acompañar…

201708.23
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10 Tips For Undocumented Immigrants

by on August 23, 2017 in Blog, English

Tips for Undocumented Immigrants 1. You have the constitutional right to remain silent and do not have to tell anyone your immigration status or place of birth.  Documented people should also exercise this right so that we are all resisting the law together. 2. You have the right not to be stopped or detained without reasonable…

DHS Memos on Immigration Executive Orders
201702.20
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DHS Memos on Immigration Executive Orders

by on February 20, 2017 in Blog, English

DHS memos implementing the Executive Orders on immigration have been signed. My understanding is that they are final but not published. They do what we feared: massively increase detention, apply mandatory detention to detained immigrants wherever possible, apply expedited removal (summary deportation with no judicial review) across the board, and deputize local law enforcement agencies…

Breaking News: RAICES is in need of volunteers in San Antonio to help with family detention releases!
201612.05
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Breaking News: RAICES is in need of volunteers in San Antonio to help with family detention releases!

by on December 5, 2016 in Blog, English

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mass Releases from Family Detention after Texas Court Blocks Childcare Licenses of Family Detention Centers Statement from Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services San Antonio, TX —  Over the weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hurriedly released over 460 mothers and children from Karnes and Dilley Family Detention Center to…

201605.03
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Lawsuit: Grassroots Leadership vs. Texas Department of Family Services (Part I)

by on May 3, 2016 in Blog

Suit claims Texas Department of Family Services doesn’t have authority to license two family detention camps in South Texas By all reasonable measures, family detention camps are prisons. They are not childcare facilities,” said Bob Libal, Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership. Estoy de acuerdo con Bob Lidal -campos de detención de la familia no son…

America’s Prisons for Refugees by Jack Craver
201604.26
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America’s Prisons for Refugees by Jack Craver

by on April 26, 2016 in Blog

Jack Craver  Photos by AP Photo/Donna McWilliam and Jack Craver    We have drug dealers coming across, we have rapists, we have killers, we have murderers.” This is the slander against Latin American immigrants made famous by Donald Trump. Unfortunately, it is only a couple of words away from the truth. Murder and rape are…

201603.16
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Nora Goes to Court

by on March 16, 2016 in Blog, English

It might surprise you to hear that immigrants are not given free legal representation in court — even if they are children.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently sued the Justice Department regarding the issue of no representation for children.  During a deposition in the lawsuit, Immigration Judge Jack Weil claimed that children as young as…

Barbara Hines on Family Detention Centers
201603.01
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Barbara Hines on Family Detention Centers

by on March 1, 2016 in Blog, English

We’ve said once and we’ll say it again: Detention centers are not suitable for people escaping crime and violence. Barbara Hines makes several great points about family detention and the options we have as more humane alternatives. Kate studied and worked alongside Barbara Hines before forming her own private practice as one of Austin’s most…

201601.15
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PETITION: Immigrant Mother Affected by ICE Raid Suffering Seizures – Help get her released!

An immigrant mother who has been affected by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation raids earlier this month has suffered three seizures at the Dilley Center since her detainment in a raid that took place in Atlanta. This mother’s health continued to deteriorate as demonstrated by the fourth seizure she suffered yesterday afternoon. Immigrant families…

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…

201510.28
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Immigrant Mothers Required To Wear Ankle Bracelets as part of ATD

Remember if you or a loved one need help with your immigration case, please call Austin immigration attorney, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch today.  Immigrant mothers seeking asylum from harsh conditions in their countries of origin are now being required to wear ankle monitors as part of an immigration reinforcement policy set by ICE, known as “alternative detention,”…