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!
Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting will be showing the documentary, "abUSed." about the Postville raid by ICE, and we invite you to attend, and to extend the invitation to anyone else who may be interested. Discussion and refreshments to follow.
The Obama administration has committed itself to reforming the nation’s expansive and controversial immigration detention system. In August of 2009, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Assistant Secretary John Morton announced that the agency would be taking steps towards the creation of a civil detention system tailored to the agency’s asserted needs and purposes, a plan that will likely take years to come into fruition.
Read the full 52 page report on the state of detention centers for undocumented immigrants in the United States. This report details abuses and neglect of people detained in immigration violations in New Jersey.
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