Hutto Children's Jail Becomes Global Issue

The United Nations Child Rights Information Netwok (CRIN) has posted the BBC Mundo preview of last week’s protest and walk to Hutto jail.

“We’re making a change in history’s timeline!” says Jay Johnson-Castro, as he coordinates a Christmas Eve vigil at the Hutto jail, where at least one pregnant woman from Palestine and four of her children are being detained for their failure to win asylum in the USA. Since their midnight arrest on Nov. 3 by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the children have been separated from their father who was sent to an Oklahoma county jail, and from their 2-year-old sister, who was ordered by authorities into foster care.

“Your articles are showing up and copied all over the cyber world, from Australia to Europe, the Americas to the Middle-East,” says Johnson-Castro. As it turns out, what affects Civil Rights in Texas affects Human Rights everywhere. –gm

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