Courage comes in many different forms. For Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico, who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention, it came in the form of seeking justice. Kept in a segregated cell with other transgender detainees, Esmeralda never realized that her experience in detention would match the trauma of discrimination she had faced back home. But her story is also one of hope for change. Watch Esmeralda’s powerful story and take action to ensure that the U.S. government restores fair immigration and racial justice.
Deportation | Detention | Due Process | Enforcement | Fair Day in Court | Family | Immigration | LGBTQI | Video | WomenShirley Tan came from the Philippines decades ago, and built a life with her partner Jay, giving birth to twin boys and becoming a full-time mom. But Shirley faced the biggest challenge of her life as she fought to stay on in the United States, crippled by laws that do not allow gay and lesbian … More »
Deportation | Detention | Due Process | Enforcement | Fair Day in Court | Family | Immigration | Video | Women | YouthBreakthrough was given rare access behind the walls of an immigrant detention center and met several long time residents who face exile from the U.S. The threat of being exiled away from their families and lives is almost too much to bear for them. As one of them says, “this is a nightmare that I’ve … More »
Deportation | Detention | Due Process | Enforcement | Fair Day in Court | Family | Immigration | Video | WomenThe New York Times and the Washington Post have recently reported on the shocking “System of Neglect” in immigrant detention centers that denies basic medical care to those detainees desperately in need of it. Watch June Everett’s moving account of her sister’s death in detention – how Sandra Kenley, a 52- year-old grandmother who had … More »
Deportation | Detention | Due Process | Enforcement | Fair Day in Court | Family | Immigration | Video | WomenAlthough Sarah has been in America legally since the age of 7, with a respectable profession and two children, just one wrong decision led to a series of events that has resulted in her detention, separation from her children and exile from everything she held dear. Watch as she shares how she “this is a … More »
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Sonia has worked so hard for this: a healthy family and a normal life in an average American town. But on a night that should have been like any other, she is forced to make an impossible choice that could shatter her family’s dreams forever. Keep your daughter safe — … More »
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