It is difficult to believe that we have thousands of immigrants held in detention centers across the United States--centers filled with inmates waiting deportation for one reason or another. Often they have been separated from their families; have left behind wives and children without means of support or security.
A recent story by an immigration attorney who flew from Illinois to Brownsville, Texas to help an immigrant is heartrending. The story told appropriately on July 4th is that of an unfortunate individual held in the Willacy County Detention Center in Raymondville, TX who was freed to return to his family by a judge after the attorney pleaded the case.
How many others are there who could be helped with similar efforst by immigration attorneys?