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Southwest Key to launch internal review

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin nonprofit Southwest Key, which this summer earned a boycott from the local activist group Frente de Liberación Inmigrante, has pledged to hire an outside entity to review its practices in response to a New York Times investigative article revealing possibly troubling financial and other practices by the group that operates shelters for migrant children. Founder and CEO Juan Sanchez told the Austin American-Statesman that his organization’s board of directors would seek outside legal counsel to review practices and concerns raised by the Times. Southwest Key, which is based in Austin and operates shelters in Texas, Arizona and California, became caught up this summer in the national debate over the separation of immigrant families attempting to cross the U.S./Mexico border.

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