RURAL NEWS + ALERTS

12.20.2018

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed House Resolution 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 also known as the Farm Bill.  The signature follows an announcement made earlier today that the Administration will request comment on a proposed rul...

09.16.2018

On our last day in Texas, RAICES invited us to the San Antonio Greyhound bus station to assist with sending off women and children who had recently been released from the immigrant family detention center in Dilley, TX. These women had received positive credible fear d...

09.15.2018

Please be advised that much of what follows may be difficult to read. The team discusses the stories that most affected them during their time at the detention center.

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Today was pesadísimo (very heavy/very difficult). While it feels almost disrespectful to use the...

09.14.2018

“Do not translate everything he says. Only translate the important parts.” We sat there in disbelief listening to this asylum-seeker tell us about the asylum officer who instructed his interpreter to determine for themselves what parts of the testimony were important t...

09.12.2018

As they sat down to meet with one of our attorneys, their hands naturally rested on the table, touching each other. While it was apparent that the father was very concerned for his son, the child also expressed how worried he was about his elderly father being detained...

09.11.2018

This week, four immigration attorneys from California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation are volunteering with RAICES at a family detention center in Karnes to provide legal assistance to detained fathers seeking asylum in the United States. Throughout the week, they wi...

08.24.2018

#StopKavanaugh Unite for Justice Sunday, August 26, 2018 - San Francisco Civic Center at 1:00PM

07.09.2018

SEATTLE, WA—Final arguments challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to ban a pesticide linked to brain damage in children will take place this morning in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A coalition of labor and health organizations represented by Ea...

06.29.2018

The Trump administration's brutal zero-tolerance policy has resulted in painful separations at the border. But we all know too well, the administration’s racist and xenophobic agenda has ramped up enforcement actions throughout the country, tearing families apart throu...

03.22.2018

“The CPA rule provides  critical safety protections and training requirements for applicators. We can’t delay rules that can save lives.  We are delighted that the court’s ruling sided with worker protection,” said Anne Katten of the California Rural Legal Assistance F...

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