It is the drowsy after-lunch slot in one of San Antonio’s immigration courts, housed anonymously on the third floor of a squat brown office building, when the case of Pedro Rochas begins.
Check out our new blog in the Huffington Post: New York City Can Do Better To Protect All Immigrants. In this opinion piece we ask Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio to protect all immigrants by establishing a bright line between the criminal legal system and the civil immigration system.
The monthly newsletter of Families for Freedom,a NY based multi-ethnic defense network by and for families facing and fighting deportation. This month features articles unmasking the truth about S. 744, Ex-Braceros caravanning to demand justice, FFF picnics, parades & block parties and a tragic detainee suicide at York Detention Center, PA.
NEW YORK, October 31, 2013 – We are saddened to report that Families for Freedom (FFF) member, Tiombe Carlos, age 35, has died in Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. Ms. Carlos died of an apparent suicide in York County Prison after being held in detention for nearly three years despite her well-documented severe mental disability and repeated pleas for her release.