That’s why the #Not1More campaign is teaming up with Detention Watch Network, We Belong Together, Families for Freedom and others to plan a National Week of Action to end immigrant detention from July 7th to 11th.
Right now over 100 people are on a hunger strike at Eloy detention center demanding an investigation into the recent deaths of fellow detainees in CCA custody. Women at the Berks detention center near Philadelphia are refusing to work (for $1 a day) and demanding their release. From inside and upon release, transgender women are shining a light on the physical, sexual and psychological abuse they face in custody.
Meanwhile ICE is offering new forms and committees, tours and renovations, to try to quell the criticism. But a golden cage is still a cage and it’s time to close them down. Not just for the women or children or transgender detainees who have been leading the fight against detention over the past year, but for everyone. When any member of a family is taken away, the whole family is vulnerable. A system that “breeds cruelty and harm” should be shut down.
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NotOneMoreDeportation.com is a campaign made of individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws.
As the immigration debate continues, #Not1More enters the discussion from the place that touches people in concrete ways and can offer tangible relief. By collectively challenging unfair deportations and unjust policy through organizing, art, legislation, and action, we aim to reverse criminalization, build migrant power, and create immigration policies based on principles of inclusion.
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