Seeing Artesia | Ending Artesia

Thanks to Taylor Levy, BIA Certified Representative at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, for sending these links… -molly

Clio Sady, a professional artist, and her father, Steve Sady, a federal public defendant, volunteered with the pro bono legal team in November 2014. They published the following visual essay about the detention center in Artesia, using Clio’s drawing and courtroom sketches (photography was not permitted in the center).

Click to access click-here.pdf

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Stephen Manning, an attorney from Immigrant Law Group in Portland, Oregon, was a key player in the pro bono project established in Artesia. He published an exceptionally comprehensive report detailing the efforts of this project.

https://innovationlawlab.org/the-artesia-report/

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More information about Artesia and family detention in general is available here:

http://www.aila.org/detention

Families continue to be detained at federal facilities in Dilley, Texas and Karnes, Texas. To support the pro bono efforts of teams in these facilities, please consider the following:

To Volunteer (attorneys and paralegals strongly preferred):
http://www.raicestexas.org/

Raising bond funds to help get families out of Karnes:
http://www.raicestexas.org/#!bondfund/c19h2

Karnes Amazon Wishlist for Post-Detention Care Packages:
http://www.raicestexas.org/#!blank/chgi

Dilley Bond Fund for Refugees:
http://www.gofundme.com/bond4refugees

Report From Courthouse News

Courthouse News reports on the Artesia lawsuit filed [August 22nd].  The editor at Courthouse News, Robert Kahn, worked with asylum seekers at the Oakdale Detention Center in the 1980s.  His book, Other People’s Blood: U.S. Immigration Prisons in the Reagan Decade (Westview, 1996) is required reading on the shameful history of that period.

Also: Lawsuit Filed Over Immigrants’ Access To Lawyers At Artesia Detention Center (El Paso Times)

Immigrant Rights Groups Sue U.S. Over Fast-Tracked Deportations (LA Times)