Immigrant Detention

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Immigrant detention center vigil in Aurora, CO

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Immigrant detention center vigil will start at the Northwest corner of 30th Avenue and Peoria Street in Aurora. ICE just renewed and expanded its contract with for-profit detention corporation GEO. The contract is for ten years and expands the number of people ICE will be detaining from 432 to 525. $23 million more taxpayer dollars will go to GEO each year. The move comes despite the Obama administration’s repeated commitments to limit the use of detention and the Colorado community’s clear demands over the last 3 years to close GEO.

Vigil in Solidarity with Detained Immigrants

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Did you know...very close to your own home, thousands of hard working immigrant mothers, fathers, students and community members are detained every year? For more information, please contact Piper at jpiper@afsc.org or 303.623.3464 ext. 5.

Vigil in Solidarity with Detained Immigrants

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper 4-19-10

Jennifer Piper addresses press conference.

Jennifer Piper of AFSC addresses a press conference.

Did you know...very close to your own home, thousands of hard working immigrant mothers, fathers, students and community members are detained every year? Join Us as we reflect on our Vision for….. Human Dignity, Justice and Peace.

Immigrant Detention Flowchart

Jordan Garcia and immigrant detention

Jordan Garcia and immigrant detention

At left, Jordan Garcia, AFSC Colorado Immigrant Ally Organizing Director, and Gerardo act out a flowchart depicting the connections between various aspects of immigrant detention. They do so at a meeting of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of AFSC.

This Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights flowchart depicts some of the connections between various aspects of immigrant detention. CFIR is a project of AFSC.

Change Takes Courage: Protect our Families and Workers

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:00pm

A bigger ICE detention center in Des Moines is the WRONG direction for Iowa!  We say no to detention centers, no to fear of the police in our communities and no to policies that rip families apart.  YES to humane immigration reform and protection for all workers.

At the last Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting we brought more than two dozen CCI members and supporters to oppose the ICE Detention Center proposal in Downtown Des Moines and now it’s time for round two!

12:00 pm Rally and Press Conference

Coloradoans Speak Out Against Immigrant Detention

This is coverage on FIRE -- Feminist International Radio Endeavour from AFSC’s February vigil at the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado:

http://www.radiofeminista.net/index.php/en/english-home/304-broken-us-immigration-policy.html

Two-Part Training to Abolish Inhumane Detention

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 6:30pm

The second evening of training will be Monday, January 31, 6:30-8:30 pm. Colorado AID, of which AFSC is a founding member, invites you to volunteer to visit and support immigrants who are being detained.  Out of our commitment to Abolish an Inhumane Detention system, we provide witness and support in solidarity with detained persons and their communities.

NPR: Border Agent Accused of Hiding Illegal immigrants

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego has been arrested for hiding his undocumented father and other people in the U.S. illegally. Authorities took Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr. into custody earlier this week. They've charged him with harboring illegal immigrants at his home and lying to federal investigators, who had asked him about his whereabouts. AFSC's Christian Ramirez weighs in.

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