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AILA Doc. No. 16033162 | Dated March 31, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Washington D.C. - Today, the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project marks its one-year anniversary. Established by four immigrants' rights and immigrant legal services groups, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Immigration Council (Council), the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the project, collectively known as CARA, provides legal services to children and their mothers detained in Karnes City and Dilley, Texas, and advocates for an end to family detention.
Through the concerted efforts of the CARA partners and the volunteers who have worked under the auspices of the project, the continued practice by the Obama administration of incarcerating mothers and children has been challenged again and again. Examples of CARA's work include:
Katie Shepherd, managing attorney of the project at the Dilley center noted, "The detention of children and their mothers is not only inhumane, it is absolutely incompatible with a fair legal process. Despite a federal judge's ruling that children must be released without unnecessary delay, and not held in secure unlicensed detention centers, the government continues to detain in an attempt to deter families from seeking protection in the United States. The impact on the wellbeing of these families is heartbreaking. We will continue our work and lift up the voices of these mothers and children."
For more information, contact:
Belle Woods, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), email@example.com or 202-507-7675
CLINIC: Patricia Zapor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-565-4830
Mohammad Abdollahi, RAICES, email@example.com or 210-544-7811
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 16033162.
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