This is a LCC ZONA ABIERTA Presentation by VIRGINIA MARTINEZ, Attorney & Community Activist
The Federal government has opened the largest immigrant family detention center in Dilley, Texas with the capacity of 2,000 women and children seeking asylum, most of whom are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Every day mothers and children fleeing poverty and violence are criminalized and detained. They are strategically held in remote locations making it difficult for them to find attorneys to help them apply for legal protection. Join us for a presentation and communal dialogue with Virginia Martinez, who periodically volunteers with the CARA Pro Bono Project, on the current policies and legal actions and grassroots efforts to address the pressing issue of family detention.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities Global Migration Working Group
Latino Cultural Center LCB Lecture Center B
Admission free and open to the public
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