Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Panel: "Community Responses to Immigrant Detention and Incarceration"

Wed, February 13, 2013 | 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Sam Vong, Texans United for Families
Rocío Villalobos, Hutto Visitation Program
Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership

Panelists will discuss: (1) a recent report highlighting human rights violations at two immigrant detention centers in Texas and the response from Texans United for Families; (2) the Hutto Visitation Program's attempt to break the isolation of detention to a women-only detention center just outside of Austin; and (3) the impact of Operation Streamline, a program that shifts immigration into the federal criminal justice system by criminally prosecuting immigrants for entering or reentering the country without authorization.

For more information, contact Natalie Arsenault at 512.232.2404.

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