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Hundreds of Women and Children Just Released From Immigrant Detention Need Support

Nearly five hundred women and children were released from family detention centers in Texas this week after a judge ruled these facilities were unsuitable for children. While the decision is a victory for advocates, the unexpected release has left families and aid organizations scrambling.

Nearly five hundred women and children were released from family detention centers in Texas this week after a judge ruled these facilities were unsuitable for children. While the decision is a victory for advocates, the unexpected release has left families and aid ...

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For Maylin Reynoso and Other Forgotten Latinas

You may have heard about Maylin Reynoso’s death a few days ago. Reynoso, a 20-year-old Dominicana from the Bronx, was last seen leaving her job on July 27, 2016. Her body was found in the Harlem River three days later.  

You may have heard about Maylin Reynoso’s death a few days ago. Reynoso, a 20-year-old Dominicana from the Bronx, was last seen leaving her job on July 27, 2016. Her body ...

MISSION, TX - JULY 24: Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them families or unaccompanied minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year and presented themselves to federal agents, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Rio Grande Sector of the border has the heaviest traffic of illegal crossings of the entire U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

These 24 Poems May Help Women Survive The Border Crossing

Over the next few weeks, Truthdig will be publishing twenty-four different poems to highlight the The Desert Survival Series / La Serie de Sobrevivencia del Desierto, a free cellphone tool designed to aid migrants in their border-crossing journeys.

Over the next few weeks, Truthdig will be publishing twenty-four different poems to highlight the The Desert Survival Series / La Serie de Sobrevivencia del Desierto, a free cellphone tool designed to aid migrants in their ...

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An Open Letter to Nia Green

Nia Green is a 16-year-old girl whose mother beat her after finding pictures on Facebook of the teen and her boyfriend wearing only towels. The beating was livestreamed to Facebook and went viral. This is an open letter dedicated to her, from one Black girl to another.

Nia Green is a 16-year-old girl whose mother beat her after finding pictures on Facebook of the teen and her boyfriend wearing only towels. The beating was livestreamed to Facebook and went viral. This is ...

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Another Woman Was Killed for Turning Down a Man Who Hit on Her

Last week, Janese Talton-Jackson was murdered because she wasn’t interested in a man who was interested in her. The 29-year-old Black woman, a mother of three, was at a bar in Pittsburg when Charles McKinney approached her looking for a date.

Last week, Janese Talton-Jackson was murdered because she wasn’t interested in a man who was interested in her. The 29-year-old Black woman, a mother of three, was at a bar in Pittsburg when Charles McKinney approached her looking ...

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