“Detention is not a place for these families. They are not criminals. They are fighting to save the lives of their children and themselves.”
— Olivia López, a longtime social worker. Last October she began working at the Karnes County Residential Center, an immigrant detention center in Texas, but decided to leave her position in April after she says it was clear she had been hired to give the appearance of a well-supported medical unit. Visit democracynow.org to hear her describe what she saw during her time at Karnes.