The South Texas Family Residential Center is the largest immigration detention facility in the United States by far. Located in the remote town of Dilley, Texas, this facility holds up to 2,400 mothers and children at any given time.
The families crossing our southern border seek refuge from threats of death, rape, and gang violence. They flee for protection and safety. Instead, our government unlawfully turns them away at its ports of entry and detains them in prisons not licensed to care for children.
The Dilley Pro Bono Project is a ray of light for these families.
The Project is a consortium of four non-profit organizations who are dedicated to keeping families together and defending the rights of asylum-seeking mothers and children detained in Dilley. Lawyers and staffers from member organizations train volunteer lawyers who come to Dilley from around the country to help these mothers and children.
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Every day, this team of lawyers, advocates, and volunteers assists these families through the first step of the asylum process, helping them to show the asylum judge that they face real danger if they return to their home countries. Historically, if the families received an initial positive finding from the asylum judge, they were allowed to leave Dilley pending the rest of the asylum process, which can take years.
BUT THIS IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.
In this week's Executive Order, President Trump ordered his lawyers to modify a previous agreement allowing families to leave detention after an initial positive finding so that these mothers and children can be held indefinitely.
THE ADMINISTRATION'S POLICY OF SEPARATION HAS MORPHED INTO A POLICY OF INTERNMENT.
Your donation will be distributed among the organizations that contribute to the Dilley Pro Bono Project. Your donation will go towards supporting the lawyers, paralegals and volunteers who are on the front lines of this battle.
Asylum-seeking families need lawyers to protect them now more than ever.
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