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Texas Licensing of Detention Facilities Sign On Letter

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Oct 19, 2015

On October 16th, 2015, CLINIC along with more than 140 organizations and individuals, sent a letter to Texas state officials urging them to deny child care licenses to private prison companies operating two family detention camps in South Texas. The letter sent to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner John Specia argued that the family detention facilities, by their nature, do not foster child welfare. Additionally, the letter explains that granting childcare licenses under reduced standards is contrary to child welfare principles and wastes limited state resources to cover federal responsibilities. CLINIC, through its partnership in the CARA Pro Bono Project and its national advocacy efforts, continues to work to end family detention and to ensure that immigrant women and children who are detained receive access to justice and humane treatment. 

Final Letter on Texas Licensing for Karnes and Dilley