A few weeks ago, Nora Skelly, former LIRS Assistant Director for Advocacy, shared a powerful reflection of her visit to the Artesia, NM detention facility currently used to detain hundreds of mothers and children from Central America. While we have seen tremendous media coverage of the inhumane... more
Many of us feel concern and a desire to care for children and family migrants seeking refuge. Figuring out how to help can be overwhelming so we’ve compiled a list of resources that includes several things you can do in your local community to show support for persons fleeing Central... more
Last week, Congress failed to pass legislation to protect children and families seeking refuge in the United States before heading home for August recess.
The Senate’s bill from June 2013 to fix our broken immigration system has yet to be considered by the House of Representatives. Now, all... more
Today, I'd like to introduce a guest blog post from LIRS Director for Access to Justice, Liz Sweet. Sweet reflects on a recent lawsuit challenging the federal government's failure to provide thousands of vulnerable migrant children with lawyers in their deportation hearings.
The August congressional recess started this week. 2014 is an election year, so many Members of Congress will be spending a great deal of time in their home districts, hosting local town hall meetings and speaking with constituents.
This month provides a great opportunity to join with... more