The cost of US immigration's family detention centers
Last October, we spoke with Galya Ruffer, founding director of Northwestern University’s Center for Forced Migration. Ruffer and a number of immigration attorneys had spent time at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico. Working pro bono on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), their goal was to provide legal services to the more than 600 women and children detainees from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. As the U.S. government is now deciding if it’s going to close the center, Ruffer is back with two Chicago-area colleagues, immigration attorneys Mary O’Leary and Maria Baldini-Potermin. They’ll all tell us what’s been happening to these immigrant families since we last spoke and what the U.S. decision could mean for all those involved.
(Photo: Courtesy of AILA National)