Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 7:00pm

Please join Texans United for Families, Grassroots Leadership, and
organizers from across Texas for a vigil to draw attention to the nation's
unaccountable and out-of-control detention system. The vigil will mark the
one-year anniversary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE)
announced detention reform and the end of family detention at Hutto. ICE
currently heralds Hutto as a model detention center despite the recent
revelation in May that a CCA guard was accused of sexually assaulting
several women detained at this 500-bed facility.

Texas holds 10,000 beds in detention centers to date, with plans for
continued expansion. In light of this news, we question ICE's
characterization of its detention system as "civilized" and its definition
of “reform.” Furthermore, the growing enforcement of immigration laws by
local law enforcement as well as anti-immigrant legislation such as
Arizona's SB 1070 will increase the detention of all immigrants. The
arbitrary nature in which immigrants are shuttled between detention
centers almost guarantees that Arizona's detainees will be sent to Texas,
including the Hutto detention center, where their human rights will
continue to be jeopardized.  Please join us to call for Dignity NOT
Detention for immigrants.  For more information, please email
blibal@grassrootsleadership.org or call 512-971-0487.

For much more information, visit http://www.tdonhutto.blogspot.com/