I remain aware of this issue & I ask others to please remain aware as well. The City of Houston seems to be stonewalling the Emancipation place from opening and that is good.
At the same time, I still wonder about the other private immigrant detention facilities in Houston & Harris County. It’s
never been clearly addressed if there are forcibly separated children in those places. It was the issue of forcibly separated kids that started the local issue of the baby jail.
It’s clear that Trump immigration policies are a human rights issue.
It’s up to each of us to press this issue with the new Democratic majority on the Harris County Commissioner’s Court, with our Houston elected officials & with 2019 candidates for Houston offices.
We need assurances and action to prevent any human rights violations of detained immigrants in Houston and Harris County & we need to understand the extent to which local officials are cooperating with the Trump immigration officials.
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