Month: March 2018

AAS: Asylum-seeker released from detention center, says group

A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum who has said that a guard groped her inside a Williamson County immigration detention facility has been released, a group supporting her said Saturday. U.S. Reps. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, wrote to immigration officials last month asking them to “direct an investigation of ICE’s handling of …

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KXAN: Asylum seeker alleging sexual assault at WilCo detention center freed

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – An asylum seeker who says a guard sexually assaulted her while she was in a Williamson County immigration detention facility has been released according to Grassroots Leadership — a group supporting her. The group said Laura Monterrosa was released from detention at the Don T. Hutto facility on Friday evening …

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Houston Public Media: In Texas, There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Strategy To Protect Schools From Gun Violence

On the federal level, Texas legislators have introduced measures relating to guns and school safety. Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett opposes the proposed legislation. “Bills like that of Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Williams [are] really an excuse and a political contrivance to avoid taking bold action that’s needed to confront the National Rifle Association,” he said. …

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Newsweek: Sexual Abuse Allegations at Texas Immigrant Detention Center Prompt Democrat Calls for Investigation

A group of Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to investigate the Texas immigrant detention center where Laura Monterrosa, a young woman from El Salvador seeking asylum, reportedly remains suicidal after a female guard allegedly sexually assaulted her for four months. In the letter, addressed to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas Democratic Congressmen …

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