Millions Raised For Immigrants Will Be Used To Provide Legal Support

Audio, Interview (Texas)

Millions Raised For Immigrants Will Be Used To Provide Legal Support

June 21, 2018 | Mary Louise Kelly | National Public Radio (NPR)
Mary Louise Kelly talks with Jenny Hixon, outreach director for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, about the millions of dollars raised to help immigrants at detention centers and how the organization is using the funds.
Tags: Detention Centers | Family Separation | Funding: Private/Foundation

The Kids Are Traumatized: For Migrant Children At the Border, Detention is Just the Beginning

Interview (NATIONAL)

The Kids Are Traumatized: For Migrant Children At the Border, Detention is Just the Beginning

June 21, 2018 | Kia Makarechi | Vanity Fair
Legal offices filled with crayons and toys, P.T.S.D., difficulty enrolling in school—this is what awaits children after their detention hell. “They’re making unaccompanied children,” one lawyer says.
Tags: Asylum | Detention Centers | Family Separation

An Immigration Attorney on What It’s Like to Represent Small Children Taken Away From Their Parents

Interview (NATIONAL)

An Immigration Attorney on What It’s Like to Represent Small Children Taken Away From Their Parents

June 19, 2018 | Alexandra Schwartz | New Yorker
Florian spoke with me by phone from her office on Tuesday morning to describe her experience working with young children who have been separated from their parents. Her account has been edited and condensed.
Tags: Family Separation | Immigration Process