Detained Immigrant Parents in Washington Could Soon Be Transferred to Texas

Parents detained in Washington state after being separated from their children at the southern border may now be moved to facilities in Texas, where they will be reunited with their kids but remain locked up.

News Story (Washington)

Heidi Groover
Stranger (WA)
July 13, 2018

Tags: Family Separation

Organizations mentioned/involved: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) (Washington State)


Detainees at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac and the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma say Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have told them they will soon be transferred to Texas and detained with their children, according to Matt Adams, legal director at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. NWIRP provides legal representation to immigrants and has been working with asylum seekers detained in Washington.