Endorse the Diginity not Detention Campaign!
We ask you to join us in this campaign and to work together to restore due process in the detention and enforcement to ensure immigrants are treated with full respect for their human rights and human dignity. Click here.
In the Wake of Tragedy at Arizona’s Eloy Detention Center, Detention Watch Network Urges Congress to Repeal Mandatory Detention
Detention Watch Network mourns the loss of Elsa Guadalupe-Gonzales and Jorge Garcia-Mejia, immigrants who committed suicide last week at the Corrections Corporation of America operated Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. In the aftermath of this tragedy, the organization and its members are calling for Congress to repeal mandatory detention of immigrants through immigration reform and cut ties between the federal government and the private prison industry.
Petition Statement: The Border Patrol uses our tax money to incarcerate immigrants in private prisons on charges that weren’t considered crimes ten years ago. We call on our Senators and Representatives to deny funding to the private prison industry.
Immigration Detention: Rev. John Guttermann Lives out Faith Through
‘Conversations with Friends’
Interview by Luke Telander, Program Associate for Outreach at LIRS with Rev. John Guttermann, Covenant Minister at United Church in Christ in New Brighton, Lead at Conversations with Friends, and Advocacy Lead for the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, MN.
Leaders like Rev. John Guttermann of the United Church in Christ in New Brighton, MN are mobilizing volunteers to visit and give hope to detained immigrants who often have nowhere else to turn for solace. I was lucky enough to talk with him about his life and work. Here are his thoughts:
Press Release on USCIRF Report: Asylum Detention Needs Improvements
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress considers legislation to reform the U.S. immigration system, a new U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report, Assessing the U.S. Government’s Detention of Asylum Seekers: Further Action Needed to Fully Implement Reforms, finds that the U.S. government continues to detain asylum seekers under inappropriate conditions in jails and jail-like facilities. This detention is contrary to both longstanding USCIRF recommendations and reforms the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in 2009.
via @afsc_org: May 1st NJ Rally to Stop Detention and Deportation and Keep Workers’ Families Together
May 1st Rally: Stop Detention and Deportation and Keep Workers’ Families Together!
A country built on immigration! A State bordering the Statue of Liberty! And still no justice for immigrant workers and their families in N.J.
Mandatory Detention is still a law!
Detention bed quota- Requires ICE to fill every detention bed, tears apart immigrant workers’ families every day. We need a bill that reduces the use of detention drastically, preserves due process and stops the deportation of immigrant workers. We call for an end to detention and deportation.
Analyses of Titles I, II, and III of the Senate Immigration Reform Bill by the
- Analysis of Senate Immigration Reform Bill: Border Security (Title I) (PDF)
Provisions related to border security goal and plan, border security triggers, border funding and resources, monitoring and accountability
- Analysis of Senate Immigration Reform Bill: Immigrant Visas (Title II) (PDF)
Provisions related to a new registered provisional immigrant (RPI) status, adjustment to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, farm worker program, DREAM, future immigration, family visas, access to public benefits and to health care under the Affordable Care Act
- Analysis of Senate Immigration Reform Bill: Interior Enforcement (Title III) (PDF)
Provisions related to electronic employment eligibility verification, increased penalties, increased worker protections, other enforcement issues