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BREAKING: Trump’s Department of Justice reverses order to phase out federal private prisons

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will reverse course on an August announcement to phase out the use of private prisons in the federal prison system.  The announcement directs the Bureau of Prisons to return to its previous policy and to continue using for-profit private prisons.   Read more about BREAKING: Trump’s Department of Justice reverses order to phase out federal private prisons

BREAKING: Vigil for Austin families separated by Trump’s deportation force

WHEN: Thursday,  February 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: JJ Pickle Federal Building, 300 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Trump’s deportation force hit the Austin community today with reports coming from around the city of individuals being apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Below is a statement in Spanish and English from the ICE Out of Austin campaign: Read more about BREAKING: Vigil for Austin families separated by Trump’s deportation force

200+ individuals from across Texas impacted by incarceration and deportation to march and rally at Capitol

WHAT: Statewide #kNOwMORE2017 Advocacy Day

WHEN: February 1st, series of events takes place between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

VISUALS: 200 marchers lift off, speakers in front of the jail, rally speakers and art installation at the Capitol

WHO: Led by Texas Advocates for Justice, participating organizations will include: Read more about 200+ individuals from across Texas impacted by incarceration and deportation to march and rally at Capitol

As the legislature and governor attack local communities, those most impacted by incarceration and deportation announce action at the Texas Capitol

WHAT: Press conference detailing plans for Feb. 1st statewide #kNOwMORE2017 Advocacy Day

WHO: Formerly incarcerated or deported individuals and their families and advocates

WHEN: Monday, January 30th, at 9:00 a.m. Read more about As the legislature and governor attack local communities, those most impacted by incarceration and deportation announce action at the Texas Capitol

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