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Change Takes Courage: Protect our Families and Workers

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:00pm

A bigger ICE detention center in Des Moines is the WRONG direction for Iowa!  We say no to detention centers, no to fear of the police in our communities and no to policies that rip families apart.  YES to humane immigration reform and protection for all workers.

At the last Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting we brought more than two dozen CCI members and supporters to oppose the ICE Detention Center proposal in Downtown Des Moines and now it’s time for round two!

12:00 pm Rally and Press Conference

abUSed Film to be shown in Des Moines

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 7:00pm

Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting will be showing the documentary, "abUSed." about the Postville raid by ICE, and we invite you to attend, and to extend the invitation to anyone else who may be interested. Discussion and refreshments to follow.

Human Rights Advocates Say NO to Massive Immigration Detention Center in Northeast

Human Rights Advocates Say No to Massive Immigration Detention Center

Proposed Northeast Detention Center Violates Human Rights of Immigrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            

 Contact: Amy Gottlieb 917-494-6415

Protect Yourself from Immigration Raids

Booklet in English, from Casa de Maryland, on how to protect yourself from an immigration raid, along with a planning worksheet from AFSC.

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.

Lockup Report Executive Summary 2010

The 6 page executive summary provides the background and general conclusions of this report.

Lockup Report 2010

Read the full 52 page report on the state of detention centers for undocumented immigrants in the United States.  This report details abuses and neglect of people detained in immigration violations in New Jersey.

Groups to Denounce Arizona Bill and Draconian ICE Action

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 12:00pm

Colorado Immigrant Rights and Faith Groups to Denounce Arizona Bill and Draconian ICE Action


Colorado Dignity not Detention Campaign

"Dignity, Not Detention" Campaign Launched March 1, 2010 to Halt Expansion of the U.S. Immigration Detention System

The Colorado component of this national effort will be launched at the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, CO. For more info, read the press release (PDF, 127K).


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