“Libre," a 12-minute film sheds light on one of many hidden costs of reunification for immigrant families.
by Cindy KnoebelThis continues our series highlighting women who advocate for, document, and aid immigrants caught in the dragnet of our country's immigration system.Lucia Martel-Dow is Director of Immigration and Social Services for Canal Alliance, a nonprofit champion of immigrants challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar
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"My country is in chaos," Noheli says. "I'm afraid for my children."
Freeing Alejandra from detention means that she can continue to pursue her asylum claim with the support of her family and her community.
The word of two Guatemalan migrant minors versus that of the largest and one of the most secretive law enforcement agencies in the United States. What does it take to believe women who decide to come forward?
These sketches by Erickson, a thirty-six-year-old man at Baker County Detention Center, evoke the melancholy, uncertainty and deprivation of his life in detention.
"A single act of deportation significantly alters family life, community life, and brings in long-term repercussions for the nation."
"I was really watching children being separated from families and put into cold locked rooms."