Image from  A Picture Book, For Little Children, Anonymous, via  Project Gutenberg

Carta para tu familiar detenid@: un ejemplo

DECLARACIÓN JURADA EN APOYO A LA SOLICITUD DE LIBERTAD CONDICIONAL DE (NOMBRE DEL DETENID@) Yo, (nombre del patrocinador), por medio de la presente declaro bajo juramento lo siguiente: Soy (residente permanente legal/ciudadan@) de los Estados Unidos (consulte el anexo). Soy (parentesco) de (nombre del detenid@), quien solicita asilo político de (país de origen) y quien […]

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National Security Threat

Read the the material that ICE lawyers present in immigration court to support its argument that the refugees — specifically the women and children — fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras since June pose a “national security threat” to the United States. Read it and weep. ICE Bond Packet

Image from  A Picture Book, For Little Children, Anonymous, via  Project Gutenberg

Help convince a court to set bond for a woman detained in Karnes

ICE and GEO, a private, for-profit corporation, are currently holding 500 refugee women and children are against their will in a jail (“residential center”) in Karnes County, about two hours southeast of Austin, or about an hour east of San Antonio. The facility held men until this summer, when it was converted to a “family” […]

Cacti and yucca Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

First they came. .

First they came for the “welfare queens” and I did not speak up, because I am not a “welfare queen” Then they came for the “habitual offenders” and I did not speak up, because I am not a “habitual offender” Then they came for the “sexual predators” and I did not speak up, because I […]

Photograph that reads ICE/IMMIGRATION COURT WITH AN ARROW POINTING TO ENTRANCE

“Due process” for immigrants who are “detained”

I have the sickening feeling that very few people understand what “due process” translates into when we are talking about immigrants who are “detained” (locked up, imprisoned, incarcerated) in ICE “detention facilities” (jails, prisons). I’ve added a page to this website with a little bit of information. Where I link to a different page — […]

Black and white drawing of three children by artist and activist Rini Templeton. Read about her at riniart.org.

Volunteer to assist refugee and immigrant children with legal advocacy

In times of crisis and despair, we witness both the best and worst of people.  People read and hear about the thousands of Central American children desperate enough to make a treacherous journey to the U.S. and ask, “How can I help?”  If you are able to volunteer or donate funds, you may want to […]

Children painting.  Photo by Joseph Raymond Kolker, Buenos Aires, 2009.

Central American children: what is to be done? — Jennifer Harbury

1. DEMAND TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS, or TPS for Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans (at least the most violent Mexican border- states), and Salvadorans. This is a clean, simple, and tested solution.  Although imperfect, it will serve as a “cease fire” while better solutions are worked through. It will also respond to the current demands to just send […]

Ingrid Cruz illustration

United We Dream helps win release of young Mayan man

Rony, a young man forced to leave his home in Guatemala to escape persecution, was detained by immigration officials from July, 2012, until June 6, 2013, when ICE released him after a campaign by United We Dream/END. Ingrid Cruz created this gorgeous image for the campaign because we could not take a camera into the […]