Immigration Detention

APP.com: Freehold vigil message: Dignity, not detention

Dignity, not detention, was the rallying cry Wednesday, when approximately 30 people gathered at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to protest conditions for immigrant detainees and the detentions themselves. 

 

 "Immigrants have equal rights. ... We don't believe detention is the solution to the current broken (immigration) law," said Chia Chia Wang of the American Friends Service Committee to the crowd.

Dignity Not Detention Press Conference, Trenton NJ

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

On October 6th, please join us in New Jersey in calling for Dignity, Not Detention!

October 6th marks the anniversary of a report that recognized the need for serious reform of the immigration detention.

Join us as we come together on the anniversary of the ICE reform announcement to raise public awareness about deportations and detentions in record numbers through actions and press events across the country.

Press Conference at New Jersey State House, Room 109, Trenton, NJ

Nashua NH Telegraph.com: Protesters for, against, AZ sheriff speaking to GOP

More than 2,500 miles from the Mexican border, opponents and supporters of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who spoke Sunday at a Republican gathering in Nashua, didn’t need a fence to divide them. They found a six-lane roadway.

Stationed across from the Crowne Plaza hotel on Route 101A, nearly 70 demonstrators welcomed Arpaio, known as the nation’s toughest sheriff for his work to fight illegal immigration in Maricopa County, Ariz. Demonstrators included the AFSC's Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty.

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