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The following information is a thoughtful proposal of solutions to the humanitarian crisis at the border, as outlined in the report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University, titled Latina Immigrant Women and Children’s Well-Being and Access to Services After Detention. Findings emerging from these data point to several policy implementation […]

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*Trigger warning. Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here. Post-Detention: Surviving the Holding Pattern This study reveals a host of immediate […]

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The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here. Replicating Violence and Trauma An overwhelming number of women in immigrant detention are survivors of violence, abuse and trauma, having experienced violence directly or having been exposed to tremendous […]

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The following information is from a research report by Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network and St. Edward’s University. Download the entire report for free here. Detention: Encerrada como un animal* Despite the manner in which women crossed the border into the U.S., whether presenting themselves at a port of entry as an asylum-seeker or […]

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This blog was written by staff at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and was originally published here. The authors have given express permission for the blog to be republished by the National Latin@ Network. Living under the perceived threat of detention and deportation is having harmful mental health effects […]

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The following post is reproduced with permission from We Belong Together. To learn more about their work, click here.  In 2013, We Belong Together placed women’s voices and leadership front and center in the immigration debate with the monumental 100 woman civil disobedience in Washington, DC. Last year, we showed our courage and sacrifice when […]

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