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Letter to DHS and ICE To Recognize Immigrant Communities Deserve Safety and Justice thumbnail

Letter to DHS and ICE To Recognize Immigrant Communities Deserve Safety and Justice

On March 8, 2017, Women's Refugee Commission as well as over 560 other national, state and local organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan calling on DHS to recognize that immigrant communities deserve safety and justice.
Family Detention & the Flores Settlement Agreement thumbnail

Family Detention & the Flores Settlement Agreement

In the summer of 2015, a court ruled that government practices of detaining asylum-seeking families violate the 1997 Flores Settlement for unaccompanied children. The government’s should immediately reverse their family detention policies, dismantle the facilities, and release children and their parents.
One Year Later: Where are the refugee mothers and children? thumbnail

One Year Later: Where are the refugee mothers and children?

In June 2014, President Obama referred to the unprecedented numbers of children and families fleeing violence in Central America as an “urgent humanitarian situation.” Since then, these asylum-seekers have been detained in prison-like detention facilities.
The Detention of Immigrant Families | 2015 thumbnail

The Detention of Immigrant Families | 2015

A Backgrounder on Family Detention

In 2014, years after closing public outcry forced the closing of the infamous T. Don Hutto family detention facility, the Obama Administration dramatically increased the detention of migrant families. Seeking asylum is not an illegal act, and these families should be met with protection, not punishment.

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Family Detention Infographic

Family Detention is arbitrary, inhumane, and expensive. There is a better way. An infographic on the perils of family detention. 
Me han Detendo o Deportado: Que Pasara con mis hijos o hijas? (Parental Rights Toolkit | Spanish, Interactive) thumbnail

Me han Detendo o Deportado: Que Pasara con mis hijos o hijas? (Parental Rights Toolkit | Spanish, Interactive)

This toolkit is for detained and deported immigrant and undocumented parents, as well as their allies: officials, attorneys, service providers, friends and family members. It provides crucial information they need to protect and maintain parental rights and make well-informed, critical decisions regarding the care and welfare of their children. It includes information on how to get a lawyer, how to stay in touch with children, and how to participate in family court or child welfare hearings.

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