FIEL, impacted families travel to New Orleans to be present at DACA hearing held at 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
FIEL spokespeople and families affected by DACA gathered at the organization’s headquarters Tuesday morning to announce their trip to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans Wednesday.
How could this happen? Leader of Houston immigrant advocacy group sounds off on San Antonio deaths in suspected migrant smuggling operation
Following the deaths of at least 50 people near San Antonio after an 18-wheeler was discovered with migrants inside, Cesar Espinosa, executive director of FIEL Houston, Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle, spoke with KPRC 2 about some of the issues that he said have led to tragedies such as this one.
Advocacy group speaks out after they say viral video shows student ‘savagely beaten’ in HISD campus cafeteria
An advocacy group held a news conference Friday on behalf of a Sterling High School student who they say was “savagely beaten” in the campus cafeteria. The incident was captured in a video that went viral.
FIEL study targets barriers to COVID vaccine information in immigrant community
The advocacy group FIEL wanted better answers as to why critical information about the COVID-19 vaccine was not getting to everyone in the Houston area’s immigrant community. To answer that question, FIEL commissioned a study that involved knocking on more than 7,000 doors in four areas of town.
Nicolas Chavez’s parents react to release of bodycam video, dismissal of officers
He said the officers involved should be charged, indicted and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Nicolas Chavez’s mother Leantha Chavez also reacted to the release of the video and the dismissal of the officers. After watching the video, he said he believes the officers involved in the shooting should have handled the situation differently. Here is the full statement from Espinosa released earlier Thursday:I have seen the full footage of the encounter between 28 HPD officers and Nicolas Chavez where the officers shot and killed Chavez. We ask the community to remain peaceful while continuing to demand that the officers involved in this gruesome death be held accountable.