In response to an alarming increase in the number of infants in ICE custody at the South Texas Family Residential Center, the American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) filed a Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) complaint addressing the detention of infants and the lack of specialized medical care available to them. The complaint was submitted to DHS’s Offices of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Inspector General on Feb 28. The work that Dilley Pro Bono Project leads brought to light the dangerous conditions of mothers and infants in detention. This complaint urges their immediate release.
The Dilley Pro Bono Project is a partnership created as part of the CARA Project – a collaboration dedicated to promoting and strengthening the rights of immigrants, with a particular focus on ending family detention. The project is comprised of the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.