Wilco Commissioners to discuss terminating contract with ICE Hutto T. Don Detention facility

June 24, 2018
FOX 7 Austin

Local activists are asking Williamson County commissioners to end their contract with the T. Don Hutto Residential Center operated by ICE.

Inside the T. Don Hutto Residential center are hundreds of women detainees awaiting the outcome of their immigration status. Local non-profit, Grass Roots Leadership is currently working with 35 mothers who have been separated from their children under the Trump administration's short-lived ‘zero tolerance’ policy.

Liliana Lozada-Beverido was one of many volunteers who came to Grassroots Leadership orientation Saturday to become a mentor for detainees.

Most recently grassroots leadership fought for women who say they've been sexually abused in the facility.