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Jul 2, 2019
Nationwide #CloseTheCamps Protests Call for Shutting Down Migrant Detention Centers Amid Outrage Over Conditions
Immigration advocacy groups will hold nationwide protests to demand the closure of detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border amid reports of inhumane and unsanitary conditions.
Jul 2, 2019
‘Save those kids’: Group of Rock Hill protesters voices concerns. Here’s what they wanted.
(Herald Online)
A protest outside Senator Lindsey Graham's office demands the closure of detention camps for migrants.
Jul 2, 2019
Detention center protests held across the country, including San Diego
(CBS 8)
Organizers held the demonstrations Tuesday to take advantage of the Fourth of July holiday when members of Congress are back in their home districts.
Jul 2, 2019
#CloseTheCamps Protests Are Taking Place Across the U.S.
Advocacu groups unite to protest migrant detention.
Jul 2, 2019
Protest denounces border detention camps
(Albuquerque Journal)
Several hundred people came together in Downtown Albuquerque in a rally against the detention of asylum-seeking migrants at the Mexican border.
Jul 2, 2019
‘Close the camps’: Protesters across the country demand an end to migrant detention centers
Protesters will gather throughout the state of Colorado to protest the federal government's immigration enforcement policies.
Jul 2, 2019
'Close the camps': Protesters across the country demand an end to migrant detention centers
Demonstrators are converging on cities across the United States on Tuesday to demand the closure of detention facilities holding migrant children and families.
Jul 2, 2019
‘This is a moral issue.' Protestors demonstrate outside ICE detention center in N.J.
An estimated 100 people came to protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Elizabeth, NJ.
Jul 2, 2019
Pro-immigrant demonstrators protest outside Otay Mesa Detention Center
(San Diego Union Tribune)
#CloseTheCamps protests take place in San Diego.
Jul 2, 2019
Hundreds Tell Sen. Cory Gardner to ‘Close the Camps’ at Denver Protest
(Colorado Times Recorder)
Hundreds of people showed up to Colorado Senator Cory Garder’s office in Denver as part of a nationwide wave of protests against the inhumane treatment of immigrants in detention and deportation proceedings.
Jul 1, 2019
How You Can Help Migrant Children Detained At The Border
(Refinery 29)
Migrant children are facing horrifying conditions while in detention at Border Patrol facilities along the Southern border.
Jul 1, 2019
Murphy OKs $3.1M for immigrants facing deportation — $1M boost
(New Jersey 101.5)
The budget Gov. Phil Murphy signed this weekend includes $3.1 Million for immigrants fighting deportation.
Jul 1, 2019
#ClosetheCamps: Protests planned across US demanding closure of immigration detention centers
(El Paso Times)
More than 155 actions are planned as a nationwide protest demanding closure of inhumane detention centers housing tens of thousands of migrants.
Jun 30, 2019
Flashpoint: Dealing with Border
(KYW News Radio)
AFSC's Kerri Kennedy talks about the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jun 29, 2019
Rally on Tuesday, July 2 to demand the closure of inhumane immigrant detention centers
(Daily Kos)
A national day of action calls for an end to child detention.
Jun 28, 2019
Politics Playwright Eve Ensler Is Recruiting Creatives for an ‘Artistic Uprising’ Against Immigrant Detention at the El Paso Border
The 24-hour vigil is one of multiple protests for the 4th of July weekend.
Jun 28, 2019
Long-time US immigrants fear ICE raids
Communities fear threats of ICE raids.
Jun 28, 2019
Don’t Send Refugees Back to Danger
AFSC's Karen Romero explains why the "Remain in Mexico" policy is so harmful.
Jun 27, 2019
Book Bag: ‘Vermeer Tango’ by Rob Chirico; ‘Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security’ by Interlink Books
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
A new book addresses the concept of "shared security."
Jun 27, 2019
At Florida detention site for migrant teens, Beto O’Rourke slams Trump, parries Julian Castro’s jabs
(Dallas News)
Activists working to shut down the Homestead Detention Center raise awareness of presidential candidates.
Jun 27, 2019
Colorado’s immigrant community in panic mode
(Colorado Independent)
Threats of immigration raids sow fear in immigrant communities in Colorado.
Jun 26, 2019
‘They don’t belong here.’ Democratic candidates use Homestead migrant shelter as backdrop to blast Trump immigration policies.
(Sun Sentinel)
The campaign to shut down the Homestead detention center attracts attention from presidential candidates.
Jun 26, 2019
Black, Latinx and other community leaders want a millionaires tax, too.
State tax policy is an important, yet underutilized, tool to help undo the nation’s legacy of racism and discrimination.
Jun 25, 2019
Biden's immigration bid
Immigration policy takes center stage in the presidential elections.
Jun 24, 2019
Mexico’s Crackdown at Its Southern Border, Prompted by Trump, Scares Migrants From Crossing
(New York Times)
The planned militarization of Mexico's southern border makes life harder for those trying to migrate.



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