ICE Issuing Fines to Immigrants Who Have Taken Sanctuary in Churches
The Trump administration is seeking to intimidate immigrants who are in the United States illegally by fining them for “failing to depart the U.S. as previously agreed.” In the past month, the Department of Homeland Security sent out notices across the country to targeted individuals ordering them to pay fines of up to nearly $500,000, the amount charged a woman who has been in sanctuary in an Ohio church for two years. Click here to read more.
Dangerous, Dismal Conditions In Migrant Detention Facilities
A trove of new information, released in just the past two weeks, reveals how dangerous and dismal conditions
are for both adult and children migrants held in facilities stretching from El Paso, Texas to South Miami-Dade, Florida. One report revealed “dangerous overcrowding” and unsanitary conditions at the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center. The facility has a maximum capacity of 125 migrants; however, at one point, there were as many as 900 detainees.
Race and Human Trafficking
Due to the disproportionate number of children of color who are trafficked each year, human trafficking is a racial justice issue. The sexual exploitation of people of color that developed during slavery and colonization impacts cultural expectations and beliefs about the availability and use of children of color for commercial sex today.
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