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Sep 21, 2017
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Rewire

Deported to Death: Cases That Reveal the Danger of U.S. Immigration Policy

National coverage reports the deaths of Juan Coronilla-Guerrero, an undocumented immigrant deported and killed in Mexico, and Felipe Almazan-Ruiz, a man who died in ICE's custody last week. Bethany Carson, immigration policy researcher and organizer at the Grassroots Leadership, told Rewire: “The dangerous conditions that people from different countries are facing are well understood, and it’s well-documented that specific types of people are very much in danger if they are deported back to their home countries. This is the basis of U.S. asylum law, but sadly it doesn’t cover everyone who is in danger and [Guerrero] is an example of that,” Carson said. “ICE treats people like numbers and price tags. Juan’s wife made it very clear her husband would be murdered if he were deported, but ICE didn’t listen.” Read more about Deported to Death: Cases That Reveal the Danger of U.S. Immigration Policy

Sep 22, 2017
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Spectrum News

Immigration rights advocates call deportee's death preventable

Bethany Carson, immigration researcher and organizer at Grassroots Leadership, spoke about APD's unjust arrest of Juan Coronilla-Guerrero for an incident his wife said never happened, and ultimately led to his deportation and death. "ICE is fully aware of the fatal consequences of deportation and still chooses to violently target the most vulnerable people in society for their own profit and political gain," Carson said Read more about Immigration rights advocates call deportee's death preventable.
Sep 20, 2017
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The Patch

Ensnared By ICE In Austin, Deported Immigrant Winds Up Murdered In Mexico

Local advocates and Grassroots Leadership decry the recent deportation of Juan Coronilla-Guerrero, 28, from Austin during the February ICE raids that led to his death in Mexico. He was arrested by ICE within the Travis County courthouse. “Immigration raids have impacts on individuals and their families that are now often deadly,” Bethany Carson of Grassroots Leadership said. “The county policy refusing to honor most unconstitutional detainers only protects immigrants in our community if they cannot later be snatched from our courts and our streets. Stopping ICE is now a life-and-death matter. Our local elected leaders must do everything within their power to stop these deportations.” Read more about Ensnared By ICE In Austin, Deported Immigrant Winds Up Murdered In Mexico

Sep 13, 2017
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Univision 41 San Antonio

Protestan frente a ICE por operativos masivos

Activistas de Grassroots Leadership, RAICES, Movimiento Cosecha, y Red de Santuario Austin protestaron a la oficina local de ICE en San Antonio para decir: ICE muéstranos tus papeles. La coalición exigió que ICE nos revelara los planes para redadas masivas que han planeado por este mes. ICE ha dijo que supuestamente habían cancelado las redadas después de los huracanes, pero la comunidad no les confía. En su entrevista con Univision, Claudia Muñoz de Grassroots dijo, "Como comunidad, pensamos que nunca hay tiempo correcto para redadas, entonces venimos a exigir los planes que tenían.” Cuando la agencia negó de tener algún tipo de información, respondió Sulma Franco, “Realmente migración no quisieron contestarnos... Es frustrante que ellos no tengan el carácter para decirnos realmente cuando van a hacer las redadas.” Read more about Protestan frente a ICE por operativos masivos

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