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3/18 in DC: Screening of film “Swift Justice” about Colorado raid

March 17, 2010

via Sarah Burns of Amnesty International USA:

You are cordially invited to a screening of the film “Swift Justice,” hosted by Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) in cooperation with Little Voice Productions. We will be screening the film on Thursday, March 18th at 5:30pm, at AIUSA’s DC office, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, 5th floor, Washington, DC. The film will be followed by a discussion led by co-producer Julie Speer and AIUSA Government Relations Director Sarah Burns.

In the film, co-producers Mateos Alvarez and Julie Speer explore the raids conducted by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau (ICE) on Swift meatpacking plants in Greeley and six other locations nationwide in December 2006. More than 1,200 workers were arrested, and many have been held in legal limbo, while others were immediately deported back to Mexico and Central America.

The film explores the context and ramifications of the raids, from the impact on families coping with legal troubles and sudden loss of income to the arguable morality of current immigration policy. Among the dozens of people interviewed are law enforcement personnel, immigration lawyers and reformers, the immigrants themselves, and the former mayor of Greeley, Tom Selders.

We hope that you will be able to join us for an evening of engaging conversation about the ever-important and complex issue of immigration. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, March 17th to Sung In Marshall at HRlobby1intern@aiusa.org or at 202-509-8175.

Thank you for your time, and we hope to see you at this event!

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