Immigrant Detention

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

AFSC, other immigrant advocates protest NJ detention center

AFSC’s Newark staff, scores of human rights advocates and immigrants walked three miles Thursday to protest a proposed immigrant detention center that would be one of the largest in the country.

The participants, many dressed in orange jumpsuits to symbolize the prison uniforms worn by immigrant detainees, marched from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) office in downtown Newark to Essex County Correctional Facility. The proposed new facility would add 2,700 new beds to an already crowded and inhumane immigration detention system.

AFSC joins NJ groups walking in Newark to support immigrant rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

           Contacts: Chia-Chia Wang, American Friends Service Committee, 646-509-3860

          John Skrodinsky,  Wind of The Spirit Immigration Resource Center, 973-896-0444

 New Jersey Residents To Walk in Support of Immigrant Rights, Oppose Massive Detention Centers in Essex County and Nationwide

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