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Story series from immigration detention facilites launched by @NIJC

July 20, 2012

Photo from the National Immigrant Justice Center

Re-posted from the National Immigrant Justice Center

Submitted by Eleni Wolfe-Roubatis on Wed, 2012-07-18 11:26

NIJC’s detention team launches a new series for the Immigrant Justice Blog, titled “Theses Lives Matter.” Sharing its title with NIJC’s community blog project documenting abuses and deaths in the U.S. immigration detention system, the  series will include posts from NIJC staff, clients, and volunteers sharing their unique perspectives on immigration stories that do not always make the news – the travails of representing individuals in isolated jails, the obstacles immigrants and their families face as they navigate an overburdened immigration court system, and the realities of life inside the sprawling web of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers. We invite readers to share their own experiences and reactions in a moderated discussion in the comments section. The series’ first post is by Eleni Wolfe-Roubatis, a dedicated attorney for NIJC’s detention team, who reflects on her time as an advocate for immigrants detained in the Midwest.

Visit the blog series “These Lives Matter.”

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