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Immigration Bar Urges Congress, President to Shut Down Family Detention Center in Artesia

Written by on September 18, 2014 in Detention, Family with 0 Comments
Immigration Bar Urges Congress, President to Shut Down Family Detention Center in Artesia

This week, the nation’s largest association of immigration attorneys and professors sent a powerful letter to Congress and the President urging them to immediately close the family detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico, where the U.S. currently detains women and children fleeing violence and persecution in Central America. The letter, signed by attorneys who have [...]

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Human Rights Abuses Along U.S.-Mexico Border Underscore Need for Reform

Human Rights Abuses Along U.S.-Mexico Border Underscore Need for Reform

U.S. immigration and border-enforcement policies have precipitated a litany of human-rights abuses along the U.S.-Mexico border, from the needless deaths of border-crossers to inhumane conditions in immigration detention to the racial profiling of entire Latino and indigenous communities. That was the principal finding of the human rights groups which presented testimony at a recent hearing [...]

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