Judge halts detention center from receiving childcare permit

May 5, 2016

SAN ANTONIO -- Immigrant advocates are fighting to stop the largest South Texas detention center from getting its child-care permit.

On Wednesday, a judge issued a temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit filed by Grassroots Leadership.

“Today, we are glad a judge has agreed to halt, at least temporarily, the appalling practice of labeling family prisons as childcare facilities," said Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership. "Family detention camps are prisons. They are not childcare facilities."