Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

  1. In July 2014, mainstream US media became flooded with images of what they termed “unaccompanied Central American children.” Most of these children—many coming with their parents—were fleeing from the violent consequences of U.S. intervention in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Once in the United States, they were detained in what migrants have come to label hieleras (ice boxes) in makeshift detention centers around the country. Rather than providing asylum to these refugees, the Obama Administration used this “humanitarian crisis” to expand the previously defunct practice of family detention. By the spring of 2015, more than 3,000 refugee women, children, and members of the LGBTQI community were illegally detained. Based on interviews with recently arrived Central Americans as well as interviews with organizers leading the struggle on the ground in Central America, this film captures the stories of Central American refugees and explores the root causes of forced migration. In the words of the late Salvadoran poet, Roque Dalton, as he says in his Poema de Amor, this film is about los Eternos Indocumentados (the Eternally Undocumented).

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    En julio de 2014, los principales medios de comunicación estadounidenses se inundaron con imágenes de lo que ellos denominaron "menores Centroamericanos no acompañados." Igualmente muchas familias con niños huían de las violentas consecuencias de la intervención estadounidense en El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. Una vez en los Estados Unidos, fueron detenidos en lo que los migrantes han llamado “hieleras” que son centros de detención improvisados en todo el país. En lugar de facilitar asilo a estos refugiados, la Administración Obama utilizó esta "crisis humanitaria" para expandir la práctica de centros de detención familiares. En la primavera de 2015, más de 3.000 refugiados incluyendo mujeres, niños y miembros de la comunidad LGBTQI han sido detenidos ilegalmente. Basada en entrevistas con centroamericanos recién llegados y entrevistas con organizadores en la lucha social en Centroamérica, esta película captura las historias de los refugiados Centroamericano/as y explora las causas de la migración forzada. En las palabras del fallecido poeta salvadoreño Roque Dalton, como dice en su Poema de Amor, este documental se sobre los Eternos indocumentados.

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  2. In July 2014, mainstream US media became flooded with images of what they termed “unaccompanied Central American children.” Most of these children—many coming with their parents—were fleeing from the violent consequences of U.S. intervention in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Once in the United States, they were detained in what migrants have come to label hieleras (ice boxes) in makeshift detention centers around the country. Rather than providing asylum to these refugees, the Obama Administration used this “humanitarian crisis” to expand the previously defunct practice of family detention. By the spring of 2015, more than 3,000 refugee women, children, and members of the LGBTQI community were illegally detained. Based on interviews with recently arrived Central Americans as well as interviews with organizers leading the struggle on the ground in Central America, this film captures the stories of Central American refugees and explores the root causes of forced migration. In the words of the late Salvadoran poet, Roque Dalton, as he says in his Poema de Amor, this film is about los Eternos Indocumentados (the Eternally Undocumented).

    En julio de 2014, los principales medios de comunicación estadounidenses se inundaron con imágenes de lo que ellos denominaron "menores Centroamericanos no acompañados." Igualmente muchas familias con niños huían de las violentas consecuencias de la intervención estadounidense en El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. Una vez en los Estados Unidos, fueron detenidos en lo que los migrantes han llamado “hieleras” que son centros de detención improvisados en todo el país. En lugar de facilitar asilo a estos refugiados, la Administración Obama utilizó esta "crisis humanitaria" para expandir la práctica de centros de detención familiares. En la primavera de 2015, más de 3.000 refugiados incluyendo mujeres, niños y miembros de la comunidad LGBTQI han sido detenidos ilegalmente. Basada en entrevistas con centroamericanos recién llegados y entrevistas con organizadores en la lucha social en Centroamérica, esta película captura las historias de los refugiados Centroamericano/as y explora las causas de la migración forzada. En las palabras del fallecido poeta salvadoreño Roque Dalton, como dice en su Poema de Amor, este documental se sobre los Eternos indocumentados.

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  3. Dear supporters, donors, allies, accomplices and friends! We are thrilled to announce that our friend 19 year old Ismael was released last week after a year of being detained at the Otay Immigration Prison! He is in good spirits! We thank everyone who donated to this cause for freedom! We will celebrate his freedom and continue to fight for the immediate release of all refugees, migrants, children, LGBTQ, parents and caregivers! #freeismael #endalldetention #freedomnotreform #refugeerightsnow

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  4. On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families joins Honduran immigrants, immigrant rights leaders, and Latin American scholars to denounce/condemn U.S. complicity in the political chaos and instability in Honduras. #FueraJOH #Honduras

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