On the morning of Wednesday September 28th, Color of Change, the Black Alliance for Justice Immigration, and members of the #Not1More Campaign rallied at the Department of Homeland Security to demand the DHS follow the example of the Department of Justice and cancel its contracts with private prison companies that run a majority of its immigrant detention centers.
The coalition delivered over 200,000 petitions collected by Color of Change, BAJI, Mijente and the #Not1More Campaign, CREDO, ACLU, Presente, Daily Kos, and America’s Voice as well as an organizational letter from Detention Watch Network with over 350 organizations co-signing.
After the delivery event, the detainees confronted DHS Sec. Johnson on the street in DC with Cindy Barrientos imploring for the release of her son Wilhen who has spent more than a year in detention despite his three other siblings all having already being granted asylum.
Sign to Free Cindy’s Son, Wilhen