Two Business Immigration Lawyers in “Baby Jail”: A Report from Dilley

“I can barely handle being a prisoner here….” These were the first words spoken to us by a young woman in her mid-twenties, we’ll call her “Ana”, who fled Honduras with her two-year-old daughter to escape death threats from gang members in her town.  Ana then went on to describe the tortuous process of getting medical attention for her daughter who lost 10 percent of her body weight while incarcerated in the Dilley detention facility. Although the officials call Dilley the “South Texas Family Residential Center” and the company that administers the facility, CoreCivic (formerly known as Corrections Corporation...

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