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Immigrant advocates from across Texas joined caravan to Laredo Saturday to demand freedom for detained mom, Griselda

AUSTIN — Saturday more than 80 community members from Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley caravanned to the Laredo Processing Center for a rally to call for the freedom of detained mom, Melvin Griselda Cruz-Lopez. They called on ICE to release her immediately and protested endemic abuse at the for-profit immigration prison operated by CoreCivic, where immigrants are sent in retaliation for speaking up for their rights. Read more about Immigrant advocates from across Texas joined caravan to Laredo Saturday to demand freedom for detained mom, Griselda

ADVISORY: Growing Coalition Calls on Next Austin City Council to Stop Criminalizing Homelessness

For immediate release: December 12, 2018
Contact: Chris Harris, charris@grassrootsleadership.org, 512-897-0703

Recent pledges from re-elected council members and a trio of recent reports build momentum for repeal of Austin’s anti-homeless ordinances in 2019

WHAT: Press conference
WHO: Austin DSA, Grassroots Leadership, Gathering Ground Theatre, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Texas Appleseed, Texas Fair Defense Project, The Challenger, Trinity Center, University United Methodist Church
WHEN:   Thursday, December 13 at 6pm
WHERE: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St., Austin, Texas Read more about ADVISORY: Growing Coalition Calls on Next Austin City Council to Stop Criminalizing Homelessness

Growing Coalition Calls on Next Austin City Council to Stop Criminalizing Homelessness

WHAT: Press conference

WHO: Austin DSA, Grassroots Leadership, Gathering Ground Theatre, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Texas Appleseed, Texas Fair Defense Project, The Challenger, Trinity Center, University United Methodist Church

WHEN: Thursday, December 13 at 6pm

WHERE: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St., Austin, Texas Read more about Growing Coalition Calls on Next Austin City Council to Stop Criminalizing Homelessness

Texas Appeals Court opens door for licensing jails as child care centers

AUSTIN — Today, a court ruling opened the door for implementation of a state agency rule that would allow jails to be licensed as child care centers, and unrelated adults to be assigned to children’s bedrooms. The 3rd Court of Appeals reversed a 2016 trial court judgment that ordered the state to refrain from licensing such facilities. Read more about Texas Appeals Court opens door for licensing jails as child care centers

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