LatinaLista — The big question for many who live along the U.S.-Mexico border is whether or not in a few weeks the Obama administration will halt any further construction on the border wall.
For someone who campaigned on taking a scalpel to an overextended budget, it makes sense to think that this is one area that will be operated on â€” especially since it is already overbudget.
Protesters hold signs at county commissioner’s meeting to voice opposition against continuing contract with Corrections Corporation of America.
Yet, in a disappointing move that life will continue as before regarding detention of undocumented families, Texas’ Williamson County commissioners voted to continue the contract with Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) of overseeing the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility.
Yet, there was one glimmer of hope:
After two years of protesting what he calls an immoral facility where innocent children are detained, Jose Orta said Tuesday those opposed finally cracked a glacier as one commissioner voted no.
“T. Don Hutto is a prison, and no matter how many changes are made to it, it is a prison and therefore I won’t vote to extend the contract,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Lisa Birkman said.
As with the wall, the detention of immigrant families needs to be reviewed to explore more humane alternatives that recognize that national security won’t be compromised even if the needs of the children are taken into consideration.