Immigrant Detention

VoiceofPhilly blog: Pa. House “flip” to GOP worries some immigration advocates

If the thought of an anti-immigrant, more radicalized GOP-controlled U.S. House wasn’t galling enough for immigration advocates, local immigrants’ rights groups are bracing for the equally grim prospect of a GOP controlled state government.

In Philly, others are also preparing for a looming fight. The city-based American Friends Service Committee is not only prepared for a more conservative Pennsylvania legislature, but state assemblies in 13 other states that flipped to GOP control.

Miembros de la Comunidad apoyan a la Gente y no al Dinero, Dignidad no al Detención

 por Jennifer Piper

1 de Noviembre, 2010- Personas de fe y activistas pro-inmigrante se juntaron enfrente del centro de detención de GEO para exigir un fin a las cárceles y los centros de detención privados después del reportaje de investigación de NPR que conto como las industrias de cárceles privados presionan a favor de legislación estatal que asegura mas encarcelación de ciudadanos e inmigrantes y más ganancias para las industria.

Coloradoans Call for Dignity, Not Detention

Close to a Hundred Community members turn out in support of People not Profits, Dignity not Detention

By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director for Immigrant Rights

Arizona Public Media: Private Prisons: Risks and Benefits

Privately operated prisons are increasingly becoming the norm in Arizona. The state currently has eleven prisons operating under contract with for-profit corporations, but a recent escape by three inmates from the Kingman Prison Complex and the resulting murder of an elderly couple in New Mexico have raised questions about the role they play in Arizona.

Prophets to Say No to Profit from Suffering

Monday, November 1, 2010 - 6:00pm

AFSC organizes People of Faith to say “ICE stop giving our tax money to corporations which profit from suffering”

WHAT:     Testimony from Mario, an immigrant worker and United Church of Christ member. Ritual and Altar to honor Day of the Dead and All Saints Day. Prayer led by Pastor Anne Dunlap of Liberation Community. Song, Candles, Flowers.

Plainfield Plainfied immigrants, police, prosecutor's office come together

Approximately 100 people attended a public meeting with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and the Plainfield Police Division last weekend to strengthen relationships and create understanding among immigrants regarding their rights and responsibilities as city residents, officials announced Friday.

Tucson AZ 130 Crowd Tucson Public Hearing on Prison Privatization

More than 130 people packed the Public Hearing at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus last night for the first ever hearings on prison privatization in Arizona.

Exceeding all expectations for this event, the crowd listened intently throughout the two hour hearing.


The Standard AZ Newspaper: Hearings to begin regarding private prisons

Hearings will be held soon in Tucson and Kingman to gain public awareness of issues connected to private prisons.

The Kingman hearing will be held 6-8 p.m.

Arizona Public Media: Private Prisons: Risks and Benefits

Privately operated prisons are increasingly becoming the norm in Arizona, and now a series of public hearings are being held to gather information concerning this trend. Luis Carrión spoke with Caroline Isaacs of the American Friends Service Committee, the group coordinating the public hearings.

Groups Call for Dignity, Not Detention

Coloradoans Mark First Anniversary of Obama Administration’s Detention Reform Announcement

By Jennifer Piper, Immigration Interfaith Organizing Director, AFSC Colorado

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