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Ex-family detention social worker speaks at congressional forum

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By Franco Ordoñez

A former social worker told members of Congress on Tuesday that she witnessed rampant abuse and neglect while working at a family detention center in Karnes City, Texas.

Olivia López was among a panel of witnesses that included former detained mothers and mental health experts who shared upsetting accounts of life and work inside the detention centers, the stress of being locked up with their children and the potential long-term psychological impacts.

Crime and sanctuary: Amend policies, don’t end them

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By David Fitzgerald and Angela S. Garcia

Following the July 1 shooting death of Kathryn Steinle on San Francisco’s waterfront, many Republican politicians – and some Democrats, too – have criticized San Francisco for its “sanctuary city” policy that limits cooperation with federal authorities on immigration issues. Juan Francisco López-Sánchez, an unauthorized immigrant with a long criminal history in the United States, was arrested and faces murder charges.

Deported Migrants Are Stripped of Their Dignity. They Shouldn’t Also Be Stripped of Their Belongings.

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By Astrid Reyes, ACLU Human Rights Program

Sisters Imelda and Sandy traveled to the U.S. to reunite with their families in New Jersey when Border Patrol apprehended them near Columbus, N.M. According to Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional, a Mexican human rights coalition, the sisters were natives of a rural town in Tlaxcala, a southcentral state in Mexico. It took all of their strength, courage, and savings to come to the U.S. to provide for their families and send their children to decent schools. After being detained for four months, they then found themselves repatriated to Ciudad Juárez, an enormous and perilous border town completely foreign to them. The U.S. government took what little they had left and deported them without their money, identification cards, cell phones, photos, and other mementos. Imelda did not even get her wedding ring back. Through tears they explained they could not remember their mother’s phone number to call for money so they could go home. After immense sacrifices to secure a better future for their families, Imelda and Sandy had been left empty-handed.