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Aug 26, 2019
Immigrant walk descends on Strafford County jail
(Keene Sentinel)
The 2019 Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice arrived outside the Strafford County jail in a call for immigrant justice in New Hampshire.
Aug 25, 2019
Abolish ICE? Yes
(Las Cruces Sun-News)
A New Mexico resident makes the case for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Aug 24, 2019
Bayard Rustin: Prophet Of Freedom, Justice, And Humanity
(History News Network )
Civil rights icon Bayard Rustin participated in AFSC activist trainings.
Aug 23, 2019
Immigrant justice walk nears Dover ICE facility
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
Immigrants and allies participate in a Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice in New Hampshire.
Aug 22, 2019
Human Rights from the Ground Up
(Common Dreams)
Bottom-up action is essential to mobilize the collective energies and creativity needed to address today’s crises.
Aug 21, 2019
N.H. Immigrant Solidarity Network walk for justice
(Concord Monitor)
New Hampshire activist march to Dover, where ICE uses the Strafford County jail as a detention center for immigrantsa.
Aug 21, 2019
Group looks to link migrant kids with Iowa sponsors
(KTBS 3)
Agencies working on immigration issues brainstormed about setting up a statewide network to help connect detained children with family members or sponsors in Iowa.
Aug 19, 2019
The US Border Crisis Is Just The Tip Of An International Problem
Mass migration is happening globally.
Aug 19, 2019
Praise to Dover council for resolution on preventing nuclear war
(Seacoast Online)
Dover City Council members approved a nonpartisan Resolution “calling on the U.S. government to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war.”
Aug 19, 2019
Ducey says he didn't ask for prison chief's resignation, adds 'I'm not piling on' after damning report
(Arizona Republic)
A report reveals more problems at an Arizona state prison.
Aug 19, 2019
Building our power for a free Palestine
The last five years have witnessed unprecedented change in the struggle for justice in Palestine.
Aug 16, 2019
Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private Prisons
(The American Prospect)
As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits.
Aug 16, 2019
N.J. joins lawsuit against Trump’s effort to drive immigrants off public aid programs
New Jersey Attorney General is among the plaintiffs in a multistate lawsuit against the Trump administration over a new immigration rule that will further punish immigrants.
Aug 15, 2019
NJ Fights Federal Rule That Would Deny Benefits To Some Legal Immigrants
State attorney general joins lawsuit that challenges the ‘public charge’ rule.
Aug 15, 2019
Report: Arizona Prison Director Slow To React To Broken Locks At Lewis Prison
A report shows that Arizona DOC director did not take appropriate action in response to dangerous conditions.
Aug 15, 2019
Arizona prisons chief was 'surprisingly uninformed' about broken cell locks, report finds
(Arizona Republic)
A new report paints a grim portrait of dysfunction within the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Aug 15, 2019
SF stands with El Paso against the violence of white supremacy
(El Colote)
An Aug. 7 vigil mourns the victims of the El Paso mass shooting,
Aug 14, 2019
Inside the Aurora Immigrant Detention Center
Journalists get access to an ICE detention facility in Colorado.
Aug 14, 2019
Homestead Detention Camp for Children Shutting Down
(South Florida Times)
After months of protest, the detention center will no longer house migrant children.
Aug 13, 2019
Our View: Trump’s rule punishes legal immigrants
(Press Herald)
Using the power of the U.S. government to add to the misery of people without power is cruel and pointless.
Aug 12, 2019
Trump administration could institute rule that would limit legal immigration
(ABC 10)
The Trump administration released a regulation that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the U.S.
Aug 12, 2019
Activists broadcast Aurora GEO prison inmate complaints live at press conference
(The Sentinel)
People in immigration detention in Aurora, Co. recount poor conditions and mistreatment.
Aug 12, 2019
Monmouth, Cape May sheriffs defend disputed ICE program to NJ Attorney General's Office
(Asbury Park Press)
Controversial 287g agreements are criticized in New Jersey.
Aug 9, 2019
Rethinking response to traumatized children
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Rethinking response to traumatized children
Aug 9, 2019
Embattled Arizona Department of Corrections Director Chuck Ryan to step down
(Arizona Republic)
After months of criticism and demands for his resignation, Arizona Department of Corrections leader Chuck Ryan announced he will retire next month.



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