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Family separation is back for migrants at the U.S./Mexican border, say advocates

May 15, 2020 By Julia Ainsley, NBC WASHINGTON — Several immigrant rights organizations are outraged by a new choice U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is presenting to migrant parents: Separate from your child or stay together in detention indefinitely. Starting on Thursday, the groups claim, ICE began distributing a form in all three of its…

‘Wall in the Desert’ EP to benefit IWC

Inspired by human stories of immigration and asylum, an extended-play soundtrack by bassist/composer Joël Dilley will benefit the Interfaith Welcome Coalition.  https://interfaithwelcomecoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20.4.16-S.-Texas-Jazz-Project–WITD.mp3 Listen to the story of Wall in the Desert on KRTU 91.7 FM In the universal language of music, Wall in the Desert captures the dramatic and dangerous journey of those uprooted and displaced by violence,…

Only God’s hand has kept us safe

Asylum seekers living in Nuevo Laredo wrote heartbreaking letters telling of kidnapping and death. The envelopes are handmade.   (Rosa Flores, CNN)  Maximo, an asylum seeker, fled his native Honduras with his son to seek a new life in the United States. But while waiting for their cases to be heard he says they have…

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