Fifty-three lives were needlessly lost one year ago in a horrific, preventable tragedy resulting from a cruel immigration system that has wholly dehumanized and criminalized those who seek safety and freedom within our borders.
Together, we harnessed the power to end Zero Tolerance — one of the greatest moral crises of our generation. But the fight against Zero Tolerance was only the beginning of our collective action. Be a part of the revival we need to create real, sustained change in this country. Together.
Late Friday, RAICES, global law firm Hogan Lovells, and Am Law 200 firm Lewis Roca filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government on behalf of two families separated at the U.S. border not once — but twice — to punish families who were exercising their legal and human right to request asylum.
HB20 would allow vigilantes to racially profile, arrest, detain and persecute whomever they perceive as migrants. Tell Speaker of the House Rep. Dade Phelan (TX-21) and Chairman of the State Affairs Committee Rep. Todd Hunter (TX-32) to vote against HB20!
At RAICES, we have seen first hand the irreparable harm that family detention has on children and parents. Imagine having a front row seat to your child’s rapid deterioration and being powerless to stop it. It’s folly to think that there is a right way to detain families — cruelty is the point.
The White House re-introduced the illegal Trump-era “transit ban”. This policy is the most restrictive border measure proposed so far by the current administration. It’s another tactic with the same goal: close our nation’s borders.
On Valentine’s Day 2017, members of the Trump administration came together and devised a plan to separate children from their parents and transfer them to the Office of Refugee Resettlement as their parents would navigate the criminal justice system.