Immigrant Detention

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May Day 2010 wrap up

For May Day this year, AFSC staff across the United States organized, supported and participated in a May Day marches, rallies, and protests to support of immigrants’ rights, and humane immigration reform. 

Advocates Mark One Year of Witness, Resistance at GEO Detention Center in Colorado

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 6:00pm

 

 

Contact:  Jennifer Piper, (720) 301-1858

 

Advocates Mark One Year of Witness, Resistance at GEO Detention Center:

 Still Standing for Fair, Humane and Just Detention Policies

Locked up but not forgotten

The Obama administration has committed itself to reforming the nation’s expansive and controversial immigration detention system. In August of 2009, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Assistant Secretary John Morton announced that the agency would be taking steps towards the creation of a civil detention system tailored to the agency’s asserted needs and purposes, a plan that will likely take years to come into fruition.

“Dignity, Not Detention" Campaign Continues (Press Release)

CONTACT: Jennifer Piper, jpiper@afsc.org

 

“Dignity, Not Detention" Campaign Continues

Demands Halt to Expansion of the U.S. Immigration Detention System

 

People of Faith Demand President Obama take immediate action to stop human rights abuses

occurring under the U.S. enforcement and detention regime

 

Newark, NJ

kadi and family

Kadi and family

Kadi (far right), her two sisters, and their father, with a photo of their mother who was deported in 2002.

The Newark office is home to the Immigrant Rights Program, the New Jersey base of the Healing Justice Program, and the online home for the New York Metro Internship Project.

The Immigrant Rights Program integrates legal services, advocacy, and organizing, providing legal representation in challenging immigration cases and also ensuring that immigrant voices in New Jersey and beyond are heard in policy debates. The program responds to myths about immigrants through presentations and media work.

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