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Judge issues Temporary Restraining Order halting Texas agency’s effort to license family detention center as a childcare facility

(AUSTIN, Texas) — A judge in Austin today issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from implementing 40 TEX. ADMIN. CODE § 748.7 to issue a childcare license to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Read more >

DHS and State Department Prepare Mass Deportation of Hundreds of Muslims

Immigration authorities have begun transporting South Asian detainees to Florence, Arizona, as a staging ground for impending mass deportation. Read more >

Over 60 Groups Tell Obama Administration to End Controversial Deportation Program

Administration’s Calls for Better Community Policing Ring Hollow as they Push Policies Which Cause Racial Profiling & Deportations

Washington, DC – Today, officials at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE Read more >

146 House Democrats Call for Suspension of Immigration Raids

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and Luis V. Read more >

15th Annual Día de los Muertos Pilgrimage Honors the Thousands of Lives Lost on the Arizona-Sonora Border

Continuing to demand an end to this human rights crisis, that justice be sought for each of the thousands of lives that have been taken and an end to policies of 'deterrence' that have proven to continue to cost human lives. Read more >

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New Report Exposes How ICE’s Inspections Perpetuate and Obscure Abuse at Immigration Detention Centers Around the US

Newly Released Government Documents Reveal Critical Flaws in ICE Inspections Process, Show that the Obama Administration’s Reforms Fail to Fix Widespread Abuses Read more >

New Short Video on Global Migrant Crisis Premieres at Netroots Nation

Phoenix AZ: Thursday July 16 Read more >

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt calls for action on World Refugee Day

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt has been commemorating World Refugee Day with Syrian refugees in Turkey, which has overtaken Pakistan to become the world's largest refugee-hosting nation with more than 1.77 million in urban areas and government-run camps.

The Special Envoy and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres also met Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to thank him and his people for the country's generosity towards Syrian and Iraqis refugees and to discuss the challenges that Turkey and other host nations face, and their need for support. Read more >

US: Drug Deportations Tearing Families Apart / EE. UU.: Familias desintegradas debido a deportaciones por drogas

(Los Angeles) – Thousands of families in the United States have been torn apart in recent years by detention and deportation for drug offenses, Human Rights Watch said in a report re Read more >

Letter to Secretary Johnson from 136 House Democrats Says DHS 'Has Not Fully Grasped the Serious Harm Being Inflicted Upon Mothers and Children'

 We believe the only solution to this problem is to end the use of family detention”  Read more >