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National ‘Chinga La Migra Tour’ Highlights Organizing Against ICE and Travis County’s Role in Deportations

WHAT: Rally and March to Abolish ICE is the 8th stop in the national “Chinga La Migra” (Abolish ICE) campaign led by Mijente. The rally will focus on Travis County’s role in deportations and criminalization of immigrant and US-born communities of color.  
WHO: Grassroots Leadership, Mijente, ICE out of Austin
WHEN:   Friday, September 21 at 9:30 a.m.
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Rejected by local community, ICE is maneuvering to keep notorious T. Don Hutto detention center open

AUSTIN, TX — Today, immigration advocates reacted to news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for a 500-bed detention facility.  The RFI appears to be an attempt to keep open the embattled for-profit T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas. Read more about Rejected by local community, ICE is maneuvering to keep notorious T. Don Hutto detention center open

Welcome David Johnson, our new Criminal Justice Organizer, to the Grassroots Team!

David Johnson - Criminal Justice Organizer

We are pleased to welcome David Johnson to Grassroots Leadership as our new Criminal Justice Organizer. Through a two-year Peer Policy Fellowship from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, David will actively support our efforts to promote the effective treatment of mental illness and substance use as an alternative to their criminalization. Read more about Welcome David Johnson, our new Criminal Justice Organizer, to the Grassroots Team!

ICE Pursues Deportation of Zero Tolerance Grandmother Despite Judge Sabraw’s Order to Reunify

AUSTIN — Late Wednesday night, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated a judge’s order when they attempted to deport Grandma Rosy,* who was separated from her granddaughter in May at the border under the zero tolerance policy. She has been detained for three months, separated from her 12-year-old granddaughter Cindy,* who is currently living in Texas with her grandmother’s sister who she was released to from ORR custody. Read more about ICE Pursues Deportation of Zero Tolerance Grandmother Despite Judge Sabraw’s Order to Reunify

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