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Children suffer needlessly in family detention

During my fourth trip to volunteer with the AILA Artestia Pro Bono Project, I worked with women and children held in the new family detention centers in Dilley and Karnes, Texas.  I was struck particularly by the effect of long term detention on one small boy who had been detained with his mother for more than seven months.  Here is a blog post I wrote for the American Immigration Lawyers Association about that experience:  A Silent Crisis: Children Experiencing Trauma in Family Detention.

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