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Legislature Plans to Close Four Correctional Facilities. Will They Become Immigrant Detention Centers?
Many see the closures as a step in the right direction, but some advocates worry what the empty prisons could mean for immigrant detention.
Lawmakers, agency heads and policy advocates alike see this as a “step in the right direction,” but some worry what empty prisons could mean for immigrant d...Read More
Senate Bill 1018 would allow prison firms to skip all the burdensome regulations that other child care facilities must deal with.
The private prison companies that run detention centers for immigrant kids and their mothers have a problem: They can’t legally hold families for an extended ...Read More
Volunteers are scrambling to house all the families, who were unexpectedly released after a ruling that prohibits Texas from licensing immigration jails as child care facilities.
Hundreds of Central American Families Freed from Detention after Court Ruling Volunteers are scrambling to house all the families, who were unexpectedly release...Read More
The pair took sanctuary in an Austin church eight months ago, hoping to avoid deportation back into danger at home.
Immigrant experts say pressure from an Austin church and others in the sanctuary movement may have prompted an unusual form of relief for a Guatemalan pair....Read More
Citing the potential for abuse at the center, a Travis County judge prevented Texas’ child welfare agency from licensing the facility for child care.
Texas' efforts to license the second of two immigrant family detention centers in the state as a child care facility are on hold until a September trial....Read More
Attorneys representing detained immigrant women and children argued in court Friday that Texas is violating state law and jeopardizing families by approving chi...Read More