#Not1More Deportation

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On Monday, June 22nd, 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave a guided tour of Berks Family Detention Center to NGO Working Groups to highlight how Berks is a “leading example” in the detention of undocumented immigrants. Local and national organizations, including Juntos, GALAEI, Migrant Power Movement, Gran Varones Project, Transgender Law Center, #Not1More, and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, publicly opposed these efforts and believe that Berks Family Detention Center is not a model for detention and in fact oppose the idea of detaining our communities all together. We know from first hand accounts that families inside the Berks Detention Center are subject to inhumane conditions and this is not an isolated situation. We also know that LGBTQ Immigrant detention is heavily defined by its inhumane practices. LGBTQ immigrants are 15 times more likely to be assaulted or abused than other detainees. Queer liberation will not be actualized until there is an end to the physical and sexual abuse of LGBTQ detainees and immigrants. Queer liberation cannot be complete until the end of all detention centers and absolutely depends on the end to all deportations.

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