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Today was the first day Carmen Maria Rey (from Sanctuary for Families) and I spent in the detention facility. The center is not visible from the main road – instead you turn onto a red dirt road that opens up onto the flattest landscape I’ve ever seen. Slowly, the tops of trailers emerge. The whole center it was installed very...
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The last year has seen several politicians demand that all undocumented immigrants be deported and a wall be built between the United States and Mexico to halt further immigration. Today’s New York Times does a good job of describing the tremendous costs of trying to carry out those two programs.

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The Supreme Court will be deciding in the next month whether or not President Obama's two major immigration executive action programs are allowed to go forward. Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) programs will benefit over half-a-million New York immigrants...

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At the CARA Ranch 

Dispatch from NYIC Director of Legal Initiatives Camille Mackler- 5/15/16

The Central American women from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador we meet at the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) will have just gone through unimaginable hell. Each of these...
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There are an estimated 80,000 farm workers in New York who work long hours with no overtime pay, no right to a day of rest and no right to collective bargaining. ...

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The South Texas Family Residential Center
The South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley can house up to 2,400 people with a staff of nearly 700, including teachers, pediatricians and psychiatrists. (Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times)...

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5 Facts about 2016 NYIC Gala Honoree Josefina Vázquez Mota:

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