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Illegal Immigrant Fights for Custody of Young Son

Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum Program, was quoted in this ABC News article on the case of Encarnacion Bail Romero, who is currently fighting to regain legal custody of her son.

Family Detention Centers Halted in Texas

A report by the Women's Refugee Commission was used in this article discussing detention centers and the treatment of immigrant families being detained in those facilities.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Ripple Effect of Immigration Enforcement

Michelle Brané spoke on the effects of immigration enforcement on the community, specifically on family separation and parental rights issues, Monday Feb. 6th, on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

To read the entire transcript click here.

To listen to the entire segment click here.

Detained and Abused

Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum Program, was quoted in this National Journal article on protecting immigrants held in detention from rape and sexual assault.

Dignitaries to attend Shafallah Forum

Sarah Costa, executive director, Women’s Refugee Commission, among the dignitaries to attend the Shafallah Forum.

Utah Bishop Wester Calls on State Legislature to Push Congress to Reform Nation's Immigration Laws

Emily Butera, senior program officer of the Women's Refugee Commission, is quoted in this KCSG.com article by Marjorie Cortez.

Organizations Call for End to Detaining Immigrant Families

The Women's Refugee Commission is cited in this Texas Civil Rights Review.

Immigration Detainees Seek Prison-Rape Protection

Michelle Brané, director of our detention and asylum program, was interviewed for a piece on NPR's All Things Considered on the need to protect immigration detainees from rape. Listen here.

Can ICE Police Itself?

Emily Butera, senior program officer, detention & asylum program, was quoted in “Can ICE Police Itself?” in The Crime Report, about the need to ensure that the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) apply to immigration detainees.

Abuso sexual en cárceles de ICE enfrenta a las agencias

Michelle Brané, director of our detention and asylum program, is quoted (in Spanish) in "Abuso sexual en cárceles de ICE enfrenta a las agencias" in La Opinion.