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What I Saw In Texas

This blog post was written by actor and activist, Alyssa Milano.

This week I had the opportunity to observe the attorneys and caseworkers of RAICES in action at various locations around Texas. My first stop was the Greyhound bus station in San Antonio where newly-released detainees are dropped off by ICE. There, RAICES staff like Mariela (pictured above) as well as a team of dedicated volunteers, make sure these people make it to their next destination and inform them of their rights. My next stop was the Karnes Detention Facility where I was delayed for over an hour before finally being allowed entry to speak with the fathers and their sons being held there. Finally, I traveled to El Paso near the Tornillo tent city to see for myself how the facility is run. My observations and the actions I’m taking are documented below.

Alyssa’s $20,000 Donation Challenge

Today I’m pledging to match up to $20,000 for RAICES to continue providing legal support to asylum-seekers.
A gift of $10, $20, or $50 will go a long ways toward reaching this matching total.
Please join me!