DOCUMENTARY: Migrant Child Detention Centers


By separating families at the border, the government created a wave of unaccompanied minor children who were then housed in remote places like Tornillo, TX and Homestead FL. This documentary focuses on Joshua Rubin, who will be in attendance at the screening and take part in the community conversation that follows.

Josh also witnessed at the Homestead Migrant Child Detention Center until closed on August 3, 2019, and now in  response to the backlog created by the Administration’s "Remain in Mexico" program (MPP) — Josh began  witnessing at the Brownsville, TX/Matamoros border crossing.

The initial goal was to assist as many asylum seekers as possible and lay the groundwork for ongoing support.  Now there is a full-time legal services project in Matamoros to fight MPP, and serve hundreds of asylum seekers each month who would otherwise have no access to legal counsel.

The documentary screening and community conversation are FREE but you need a ticket for entry. If you want to join the group going from UU St Pete, contact Karen Coale at 727 204-9141

Saturday, December 7
Tampa Theatre - 11am

 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on December 4, 2019, at 11:30am