1.we must have closed about 100 cases which means women and children were actually released from detention.
2. I witnessed a woman who spoke an indigenous language kanjobal speak to an interpreter over the phone, this was the first time in 2 months that she had been able to communicate with anyone.
3. We worked hard to connect women with their relatives via phone.
4. We gave detailed instructions to many families so they could pay bonds, purchase bus tickets & plane tickets.
5. We prepared the women for their credible & reasonable fear interviews.
6. We prepared bond redetermination motions.
7. There is an awesome team of dedicated people working on the ground and remotely who are making a difference everyday for many women & children.
8. We advocated for a woman & child who missed their dinner bc we were preparing her for an upcoming hearing so despite initially refusing them a late dinner guards eventually agreed to our request and brought her and her son a boxed dinner...she & her 12 yr old would have otherwise gone without dinner that night.
9. Though most guards are trying to make our job harder on the ground, there are some good hearted guards who are trying to make our job easier.
10. We are on the front line preparing affidavits to counter each lie DHS told in their response to the lawsuit to end family detention in regards to the conditions in the detention center.