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…

End mass incarceration of refugees in Texas
201609.14
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End mass incarceration of refugees in Texas

by on September 14, 2016 in Blog, English

Denise Gilman was my professor at University of Texas school of law, where she also serves as Director of the Immigration Clinic, and Im proud to be the Austin immigration attorney I am today in great part because of her. Refugees seek asylum from violence and persecution from their home countries. It is unfathomable that we…

Moms and Children in Jail Need Us
201604.05
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Moms and Children in Jail Need Us

by on April 5, 2016 in Blog, English

Right now there are about four hundred women and children detained in Karnes City, Texas.  They are asylum seekers, fleeing violence in Central America.  These women and children have no right to free legal representation and are required to go through a complicated and technical asylum screening process to determine whether they will be permitted…

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…

201510.21
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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…