“Uncover the Truth” Teach-in Toolkit to Challenge Police-ICE Partnerships that Led to Crisis in Arizona
via Sunita Patel of the Center for Constitutional Rights:
On May 17th, several groups conducted a teach-in designed to share first steps local communities can take to oppose the staggering growth of police-ICE partnerships that led to the civil rights crisis in Arizona.
The teach-in was part of the national “Uncovering the Truth Behind Police and ICE Collaboration” campaign. The teach-in’s goal was to empower local communities new to the issues to gain information and generate a public discourse about programs that threaten public safety, systemize racial profiling, and destroy communities. Currently, these programs are being implemented at breakneck speed with little public information or government oversight. As one example, ICE plans to implement Secure Communities in all jails by 2013. The teach-in was designed for local groups and community members from diverse fields—including immigration, criminal justice, labor, faith, and domestic violence groups—interested in challenging the current or imminent threat of police-ICE partnerships in their community.
Tremendous thanks to sponsoring organizations: Detention Watch Network, Rights Working Group, National Day Laborers Organizing Network, National Immigration Law Center, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Immigration Project of the NLG.