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Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:41 PM

My son's law firm is sending attorneys to Brownsville

I am proud of this firm and my profession
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Reply My son's law firm is sending attorneys to Brownsville (Original post)
Gothmog Jun 2018 OP
uponit7771 Jun 2018 #1
Baitball Blogger Jun 2018 #2
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Baitball Blogger Jun 2018 #8
TryLogic Jun 2018 #16
EndGOPPropaganda Jun 2018 #17
Baitball Blogger Jun 2018 #18
NBachers Jun 2018 #28
iluvtennis Jun 2018 #35
Leghorn21 Jun 2018 #3
Gothmog Jun 2018 #34
Leghorn21 Jun 2018 #36
Gothmog Jun 2018 #37
drray23 Jun 2018 #5
spooky3 Jun 2018 #26
bdamomma Jun 2018 #6
chillfactor Jun 2018 #7
sheshe2 Jun 2018 #9
C_U_L8R Jun 2018 #10
OliverQ Jun 2018 #11
Sophia4 Jun 2018 #23
Gothmog Jun 2018 #41
Sophia4 Jun 2018 #42
mcar Jun 2018 #12
RandomAccess Jun 2018 #13
Demsrule86 Jun 2018 #14
TryLogic Jun 2018 #15
Cha Jun 2018 #19
SunSeeker Jun 2018 #20
JoeOtterbein Jun 2018 #21
R B Garr Jun 2018 #22
pnwmom Jun 2018 #24
ismnotwasm Jun 2018 #25
NoMoreRepugs Jun 2018 #27
AdamGG Jun 2018 #29
Gothmog Jun 2018 #50
murielm99 Jun 2018 #30
denbot Jun 2018 #31
raven mad Jun 2018 #32
Gothmog Jun 2018 #33
cpamomfromtexas Jun 2018 #38
BobTheSubgenius Jun 2018 #39
Gothmog Jun 2018 #40
Gothmog Jun 2018 #43
syringis Jun 2018 #44
Gothmog Jun 2018 #45
Gothmog Jun 2018 #49
Gothmog Jun 2018 #46
Gothmog Jun 2018 #47
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:42 PM

1. AMEN!!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:43 PM

2. pro bono?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:44 PM

4. Yes

My son's billing rate is higher than my billing rate

The big firms will be stepping in on a pro bono basis
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:51 PM

8. .

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:42 PM

16. Is there any way citizens can help?

Can citizens get on their computers and help dig for information about the children and their families? If so, spread that information widely.
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Response to TryLogic (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:44 PM

17. you can get an "immigrants are us" or "we are all immigrants" shirt and wear it

In today's propaganda-rich, cable-news-ruled environment, shirts work.
I wear this one:
https://shop.turnoutpac.org/

I saw someone wearing "I stand with immigrants" recently but can't easily find it online.

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:46 PM

18. I think you meant to ask the question from the other poster.

However, public support will swing our way the moment real photos and videos come out. I don't understand what is taking so long in that regard.

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 11:17 PM

28. There was a post yesterday about donating to a collection of groups via ActBlue:

Last edited Wed Jun 20, 2018, 03:19 AM - Edit history (1)

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210752365

Here's the ActBlue link from the post:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/families-border?refcode=hrctw

I donated- Here's a list of who I donated to - Your donation will be divided evenly. Your donation will multiply their work:


2018-06-19
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
Deductible 501(c)(3) contribution


2018-06-19
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
Deductible 501(c)(3) contribution


2018-06-19
Human Rights First
Deductible 501(c)(3) contribution


2018-06-19
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Deductible 501(c)(3) contribution


2018-06-19
La Union Del Pueblo Entero
Deductible 501(c)(3) contribution


2018-06-19
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
Deductible 501(c)(3) contribution


2018-06-19
United We Dream Action


2018-06-19
We Belong Together
Deductible 501(c)(3) contribution


2018-06-19
Women's Refugee Commission
Deductible 501(c)(3) contribution

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Response to NBachers (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:45 AM

35. I also donated to Act Blue for the groups to support keeping refugee families together.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:44 PM

3. I LOVE YOU AND YOUR SON, GOTHMOG

Thank you SO VERY MUCH for this post


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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:41 AM

34. My son is not going on this round

They are sending attorneys who can speak spanish
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #34)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:48 AM

36. I don't care, I still LOVE YOU BOTH!!!

Hugs!!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:49 AM

37. I will be headed to the Texas Democratic Convention this weekend

I know that this issue will be discussed. Beto will be there
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:44 PM

5. Great for your son and his firm.

If I was a lawyer, I would be in the red eye to Brownsville right now. Instead, I will make a hefty donation to immigrant right's organizations. Did anybody on DU post a list of these ?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:45 PM

6. That is wonderful.

Thank your son.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:46 PM

7. Be very proud of your son.....

and his law firm......bless them!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:51 PM

9. You must be proud of him

Thank him and his firm for me please.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:52 PM

10. Thank you !

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:55 PM

11. Times like these make me wish I had ended up going to law school.

 

I decided against it after my Bachelors because it was going to be too expensive and I graduated during the recession, so lawyers couldn't find jobs.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:56 PM

23. It probably isn't too late.

 

Practice for the LSAT, take it and see.

The LSAT isn't like other such tests. You need to prepare for the kinds of questions that are on it. Especially if you have been out of school a while.

At least it used to be different.

There are questions that test your ability to think logically. It's kind of fun.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 02:38 PM

41. I graduated with a classmate who was 70

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 02:43 PM

42. Why not if you can pay the tuition?

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:11 PM

12. Good kid!

And his firm.

You done good, Gothmog!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:24 PM

13. Fabulous. I hope you'll keep us updated.

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:35 PM

14. That is wonderful...I heard on MSNBC that repulsive GOP judges who must be impeached when we

regain power...say four year olds don't need a lawyer and can understand procedure...they are brought to court alone with no lawyer and no parents...experts say these kids will not see their parent maybe ever. Trump has no idea how to keep records sufficient for keeping track of kids...I wonder how many will die.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:40 PM

15. Is there any way citizens can help?

Can citizens get on their computers and help dig for information about the children and their families? If so, spread that information widely.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:46 PM

19. I'm proud of them too, Goth! Love Good Lawyers and

the Law on the right side of history!

To your son and his firm

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:53 PM

20. Thank them for us, from the bottom of our breaking hearts.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:54 PM

21. Let me know if anyone in DC is going and needs a lift...

...I'm ready for a great road trip like this!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:56 PM

22. This is impressive! A very proud moment, indeed.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:57 PM

24. You should be! I've been extra proud of lawyers ever since they turned up

in the airports, to fight the travel ban.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:58 PM

25. K&R

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 11:02 PM

27. There has to be an individual working inside of

one of these facilities with the guts and decency to smuggle out photos or videos of what is going on inside these internment sites. That's when shit will truly hit the fan I hope.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 11:42 PM

29. It could be like the Abu Ghraib photos - a game changer

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 12:44 PM

50. Rachel showed some video last night

A member of the bar helped obtain these videos


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 11:48 PM

30. K&R

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:07 AM

31. To the good fight! K&R

We feel'ya!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:15 AM

32. You raised a great kid.

Thank you!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:40 AM

33. The firm is sending attorneys who bilingual

My son is not going on this round because he is not bilingual

I expect the other major firms to send pro bono attorneys
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 08:19 AM

38. Awesome!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:40 AM

39. Good on all of them!

This certainly gives you good reason to be proud now! Tell them to keep fighting the good fight!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:52 PM

40. Here's a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their f

Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families
https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/18/heres-list-organizations-are-mobilizing-help-separated-immigrant-child/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=5562387051

We’ve compiled a list of organizations that are mobilizing to try and help children that have been separated from their parents at the Texas-Mexico border:

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project works to prevent the deportation of asylum-seeking families fleeing violence. The group accepts donations and asks people to sign up for volunteer opportunities here.

South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project is providing free legal services to asylum seekers detained in South Texas.

RAICES is a nonprofit that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families and refugees in Texas. It’s accepting donations and volunteers at its website. In addition, the

#postcards4families campaign will donate $5 to RAICES for every postcard kids write to help the separated immigrant children.

The CARA Project is currently recruiting attorneys, law students and paralegals with experience in asylum work. The group asks volunteers to be fluent in Spanish or willing to work with an interpreter.

Kids In Need of Defense partners with major law firms, corporations and bar associations to create a nationwide pro bono network to represent unaccompanied children through their immigration proceedings. Volunteers don’t need to have immigration law experience.

The El Paso-based Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center provides legal representation to immigrants who might not be able to afford it otherwise. It’s accepting volunteers and donations.

The Austin Bar Association Civil Right and Immigration Section is coordinating training for pro bono attorneys to handle credible fear interviews for asylum seekers.

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley shelters immigrants who've recently been released from U.S. Border Patrol custody.

American Gateways provides legal services and representation to separated parents. It's currently seeking volunteers to represent detained parents who've been separated from their children.

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services is the largest provider of free and low cost immigration services in West Texas and says it's the only organization in El Paso serving unaccompanied children.

Justice for Our Neighbors provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant individuals and families in Texas.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is looking for more child advocates to visit the immigrant kids inside the detention centers weekly and accompany them to immigration proceedings. It is also raising money for advocates who will deal specifically with family separation cases.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is raising money to provide immigrant children "immediate shelter and beds, medical services, counseling and therapy to help them deal with the trauma of family separation."

Together Rising is collecting money that'll go to advocacy groups that are working to reunify immigrant children with their families.

Comfort Cases is raising money to provide backpacks to the separated immigrant children. Each case will contain items such as blankets, pajamas, toiletries, a stuffed animal, a book, a journal and art supplies.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is training adults who want to become “child advocates” who will work one-on-one with unaccompanied immigrant children while they are subject to deportation proceedings.

Tahirih Justice Center is providing free legal and social services to immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 10:58 PM

43. This makes me smile


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 11:15 PM

44. Hi Gothmog

I'm proud of you and your son, and proud of my American peers.

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Response to syringis (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 12:03 AM

45. My son is not bilingual and so did not go on this round

He will be working with me on voter protection in November

The big firms are getting behind these efforts. Associates get to count pro bono hours on their stats
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Response to syringis (Reply #44)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 12:42 PM

49. This is from an editor of the Houston Chronicle who is a high school classmate of my son


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 06:01 PM

46. Biglaw is sending attorneys to help


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 06:32 PM

47. Here is a list of the major lawfirms who have agreed to send attorneys

This list makes me smile https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/56-karp-law-firms-immigration/e5909f3724676d9bf77e/optimized/full.pdf#page=1

The following lawyers and their firms have pledged to help reunify families and
ensure representation for legitimate asylum seekers.

David I. Spector, Chairman & CEO, Akerman LLP
Richard M. Alexander, Chairman, Arnold & Porter
Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair, and Colin Murray, North America Managing Partner,
Baker McKenzie
John C. Sumberg, Chairman, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
Joseph F. Ryan, Chairman and CEO, Brown Rudnick LLP
Benjamin B. Klubes and John P. Kromer, Co-Managing Partners, Buckley Sandler
LLP
Michael J. Heller, Executive Chairman and CEO, Cozen O’Connor
Jeffrey P. Gray, Managing Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Michael T. McNamara, Chief Executive Officer, Dentons US LLP
Mark D. Wasserman, Managing Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Richard L. Dickson, Chair, Fenwick & West LLP
Alan M. Fisch, Managing Partner, Fisch Sigler LLP
Peter J. Devlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fish & Richardson P.C.
David J. Greenwald, Chairman, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Kenneth M. Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Timothy E. Powers, Managing Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Stephen J. Immelt, CEO, Hogan Lovells
John C. Hueston, Co-Founder, Hueston Hennigan LLP
George C. Howell, III, Chair, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Lewis Rose, Managing Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Paul S. Pearlman, Managing Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Gary M. Wingens is chairman and managing partner of Lowenstein Sandler.
William Quicksilver, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Manatt, Phelps
& Phillips, LLP
Ira J. Coleman, Chairman, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
Michael P. McGee, CEO, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone P.L.C.
Brad S. Karp, chairman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Larren N. Nashelsky, Chair, Morrison & Foerster LLP
W. Russell Welsh, Chair, Polsinelli PC
Martin R. Lueck, Chairman, Robins Kaplan LLP
J. Stephen Poor, Chair Emeritus, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
William R. Dougherty, Chairman, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Jeffrey R. Keitelman and Alan M. Klinger, Co-Managing Partners, Stroock &
Stroock & Lavan LLP
Mark Kelly, Chairman, and Scott Wulfe, Managing Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Susan W. Murley and Robert T. Novick, Co-Managing Partners, Wilmer Cutler
Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 08:58 AM

48. A great example of civil society mobilizing to put a check on Trump's latest abuses


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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 05:05 PM

51. Here is an e-mail that I just received from the President of the Texas state bar association

I am proud of my profession

Dear Member,
This week I traveled to the border to learn how we can promote access to justice and the rule of law related to the separation of immigrant families. I met with a number of dedicated attorneys and organizations that are working long hours and pouring all of their energies into ensuring that children and parents are reunited and that legal rights are protected through due process of law.

I’m saddened to report that many children are still separated from their parents. Attorneys who visited an adult detention facility recounted women sobbing immediately upon being asked whether their children had been taken away. Others described struggling to explain legal rights to detained children whose sole desire was to be back with their parents. These accounts are from pro bono and legal aid attorneys who are accustomed to working with clients in difficult situations; they said the sorrow they witnessed at these facilities was on a wholly different level.

Your State Bar of Texas exists, in part, to aid the courts in carrying on and improving the administration of justice and to advance the quality of legal services to the public. In that spirit, the State Bar is compiling a list of volunteer trainings and opportunities at texasbar.com/volunteer for those who would like to get involved in reuniting children with their parents.

By far, the greatest need is for Spanish-speaking immigration attorneys to volunteer their time at the border. Many organizations are also seeking monetary donations. The State Bar will continually update the volunteer webpage as resources and information develop.

In my presidential inaugural address last Friday in Houston, I said we are uniquely equipped to address the problems vexing our nation—including the current family separation crisis. This is not about politics. It’s about access to justice. The people involved in this crisis may not be citizens, but they are still entitled to due process in a land that values the rule of law.

Sincerely,
Joe K. Longley
President, State Bar of Texas
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Mon Jul 2, 2018, 05:40 PM

52. 'Mami, Por qu dejas que me lastimen?' - Corp. Lawyers Help Anguished Parents & Children at the Bord

This is from one of the legal blogs http://texaslawbook.net/

By Mark Curriden LOS FRESNOS, TX – (July 2) – Corporate lawyers left the Port Isabel Detention Center exhausted Sunday evening after hearing Honduran and Guatemalan mothers and fathers describe the reasons they fled their homelands. Many were repeatedly gang-raped or forced into prostitution by gangs or beaten because they could not afford a gang-imposed tax. Others were tortured or had family members kidnapped because they witnessed a crime.

Swatting away swarms of mosquitos, the lawyers said detainees – exhausted, confused and emotionally overwhelmed – begged them for legal help and for information about their children, which were taken from them when they were arrested. This weekend, The Texas Lawbook interviewed in-person and on the telephone seven corporate lawyers who worked pro bono for detainees at Port Isabel and two other facilities in South Texas. The stories they tell are horrifying.
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