Detention Watch Network Applauds End of ICE Contract with Pinal County Jail in Arizona

July 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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July 22, 2014     Contact: Silky Shah, sshah@detentionwatchnetwork.org

  Decision comes after the Immigration Jail was Regarded as one of the Worst in the Country 
After years of outrage at the conditions for immigrants in detention at the Pinal County Jail, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ended its contract with the county. Since 2005, ICE has used the Pinal County Jail in Florence, Arizona to detain immigrants facing removal in Arizona. In 2012, in response to repeated hunger strikes and protest letters from people detained in the jail, Arizona advocates responded by holding vigils, organizing visitation programs and advocating for the termination of this contract. As recently as June 2014, men detained in the jail began a hunger strike in protest of the conditions.
“ICE’s decision to end its contract with the Pinal County Jail is long overdue. Year after year, since the beginning of this contract, men and women detained in the jail have bravely protested the punitive treatment and inhumane conditions,” said Victoria Lopez, Policy and Advocacy Director at the ACLU of Arizona and author of the 2011 report, In Their Own Words: Enduring Abuse in Arizona Immigration Detention CentersRead more

Celebrate brave determined actions during 2013 – video clip list

January 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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sakuma farmworker video

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http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/03/italian-navy-rescues-thousands-of-african-migrants/#.Usdt01J6t-Y.emailhttp://

www.euronews.com/2013/11/15/lampedusa-the-forgotten-island/#.UsdwkbDjiGA.email

VIDEO: Seattle Mayor’s wife arrested at immigration rally
Within two hours of her husband conceding the Seattle mayor’s race, Peggy Lynch was being handcuffed.
http://www.kirotv.com/videos/news/video-mayors-wife-arrested-at-immigration-rally/vCHndK/

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/article/Hundreds-protest-canceled-Catch-an-Illegal-game-4996381.php

 

http://shar.es/95THe man dies in custody – family demands answers

 

More Than 100 Women Arrested at Capitol Immigration Reform Protest | NBC4 

Washingtonhttp://dai.ly/x16tu8g

Minnesota arrests for blocking street

 

http://www.dreamactivist.org/arrests-at-broward-detention-center/#.Usd143gLToQ.email

 

Raw: Immigration reform march in downtown Orlando
http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/raw-immigration-reform-march-in-downtown-orlando/vCG3fM/

15 protesters jailed after Orlando immigration reform protest

http://shar.es/9vqPv

 

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/immigration-protest-planned-at-phoenix-ice-office?CMP=201401_emailshare

Immigration protest hits streets of Phoenix, ends at ICE office

take things into our own hands quote

 

Arlington, WA -local musician – don’t feed the greed song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj-1Q0a-zB8

 

Chain to fence at white house

http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2013/09/18/white-house-handcuffed/

 

San Francisco stop ICE bus

http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2013/10/17/sfaction/

 

U.S. Agrees to New Rules for Immigration Raids

April 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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By KIRK SEMPLE   Published: April 4, 2013  New York Times

Federal authorities have agreed to establish new policies governing the conduct of immigration officers during raids, including restrictions on how and when agents can enter private homes, the source of widespread ire and anxiety among immigrants.

The rules are included in a settlement that was approved by a Federal District Court judge on Thursday, concluding a six-year-old class-action lawsuit. The suit contended that in eight raids in 2006 and 2007,Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, without court warrants or other legal justification, forced their way into the homes of Latino families on Long Island and in Westchester County.

“No longer will ICE agents have free rein to invade the homes of immigrants, especially Latino immigrants, and be as abusive as they want Read more

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