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Jul 12, 2019
County stops work after clash over migrant shelter at vacant Pima juvenile center
(Tucson Sentinel)
Plans to turn an unused section of the juvenile detention center as a Catholic Community Services shelter for hundreds of migrants have prompted debate.
Jul 12, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Say Arizona's Early Release Bill Had Unintended Consequences
(KJZZ)
A recently signed bill in Arizona is helping some people get out of prison.
Jul 12, 2019
ICE raids cities: What you need to know about immigration raids planned this weekend
(NJ.com)
The ICE raids were announced with a presidential Tweet, and have sparked fears, anger and protests.
Jul 12, 2019
Advocates Reach Out to Immigrants Ahead of Raids
(WHO TV)
AFSC is conducting outreach to migrant families throughout Iowa.
Jul 12, 2019
ICE Conducts Weeklong Enforcement Surge in San Diego
(NBC 7 )
San Diego County was a part of a weeklong enforcement surge.
Jul 11, 2019
Coalition of National Organizations Celebrates Historic Vote in Congress Supporting an End to the Korean War
(Common Dreams)
An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act recognizes the importance of diplomacy with North Korea.
Jul 11, 2019
Crowds Will Protest Outside Aurora Immigrant Detention Facility July 12
(Westword)
A large protest outside the immigrant detention facility in Aurora is expected to draw more than a thousand people.
Jul 10, 2019
New Jersey Political Boss Warns “Certain Elements of the Working Class” Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants
(The Intercept)
Advocates speak out against anti-immigrant comments by George Norcross.
Jul 9, 2019
Monmouth, Cape May sheriffs defy NJ AG, extend jail contracts with ICE
(Asbury Park Press)
The Monmouth and Cape May county sheriff's departments quietly extended agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this year.
Jul 6, 2019
Powerful Images From #CloseTheCamps Protests Across The Country
(Refinery 29)
On July 2, nearly 200 protests calling for the government to "close the camps" were held in cities across the country.
Jul 4, 2019
History is repeating itself at our borders, and we need to stop it
(Hartford Courant)
The U.S. has a history of putting people in camps that should not be repeated.
Jul 3, 2019
ICE issues fine of thousands of dollars against Boulder sanctuary seeker
(Daily Camera)
An immigrant who has sought sanctuary in Boulder received a letter from ICE notifying her of a nearly $5,000 fine because she has not left the country.
Jul 3, 2019
'Close the Camps' protests emerge amid growing opposition to migrant detention centers
(Houston Chronicle)
Tens of thousands of people across the country have gathered to voice their opposition to migrant detention centers at the U.S. and Mexican border.
Jul 3, 2019
Learn to be a Welcoming City
(Chicago Reader)
There are many ways people in Chicago can help those facing repression from immigration enforcement.
Jul 3, 2019
Fear of ICE raids prompts warnings, advice to undocumented residents
(UPI)
Advocates are warning undocumented residents to beware of law enforcement officers and to be aware of their rights if detained.
Jul 3, 2019
Burlington protesters call on Trump administration to end the detainment of immigrants
(Burlington Free Press)
Vermonters joined in on nationwide "Close The Camps" protests, rallying against conditions in detention centers as well as three recent cases of border patrol activity in Vermont.
Jul 3, 2019
Immigration raids, fines in the forecast this Fourth of July weekend
(Colorado Independent)
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing notices to undocumented immigrants saying they are subject to fines, some up to $500,000.
Jul 2, 2019
Activists protest demanding closure of migrant detention camps scheduled for San Diego
(KUSI News)
More than 155 protests are planned, including in San Diego, as part of a nationwide protest demanding the closure of immigrant detention centers housing thousands of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul 2, 2019
Protests Demanding Closure Of Migrant Detention Camps Scheduled For Southland
(MyNewsLA)
Demonstrators in Los Angeles join a national day of protest against detention camps.
Jul 2, 2019
'Close the Camp' protests planned across southeast Michigan
(WXYZ)
"Close the camp" protests are expected take place throughout southeast Michigan demanding detention centers be closed, deportations stopped and families be reunited.
Jul 2, 2019
Trump says ICE raids will start after July 4th. More protests planned, including one in N.J.
(NJ.com)
New Jersey advocates gear up for nationwide protests against planned raids targeting immigrants.
Jul 2, 2019
'Close the camps': Protesters demand migrant detention centers are shut down
(KOB4)
Protesters gathered in downtown Albuquerque Tuesday – angry over the living conditions asylum seekers are facing at the border.
Jul 2, 2019
Protesters demand the closure of immigrant detention centers
(ABC News)
Protesters nationwide were bringing attention to the issue of immigration and demanding the closure of migrant detention facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul 2, 2019
Pittsburg protesters call for closure of border detention centers
(Joplin Globe)
In Kansas, communities join the #CloseTheCamps protests.

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