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May 26-28 in #VA: Join us for Deportation 101 at Turning the Tide National Summit

May 20, 2011

Deportation 101

Deportation 101 is a nationally renowned training and curriculum  designed for a wide range of service providers, organizers, and advocates and will be offered in two parts at the Turning the Tide Summit.   

Thursday, May 26 at 2pm

Deportation 101: PoliMigra and Our Criminal (In)Justice and Deportation Systems (Part I)

  • Michelle Fei, Immigrant Defense Project
  • Paromita Shah, National Immigration Project of the NLG
  • Silky Shah, Detention Watch Network
  • Manisha Vaze, Families for Freedom

The first of this two-part workshop provides a historical and political context for, and practical information about, how the criminal (in)justice system and deportation systems work and how PoliMigra functions at the intersection of these systems. We will also discuss different PoliMigra programs (Secure Communities, Criminal Alien Program, 287(g)) and ways for communities to fight back.

Friday, May 27 at 9:30am

Deportation 101: Tips & Strategies to Fight Back Against Deportation in Your Community (Part II)

  • Michelle Fei, Immigrant Defense Project
  • Paromita Shah, National Immigration Project of the NLG
  • Silky Shah, Detention Watch Network
  • Manisha Vaze, Families for Freedom
  • Carlos Garcia, Puente; Ravi Ragbir, New Sanctuary Movement

In this second part of Deportation 101, participants will role-play to learn tips when facing ICE in the criminal justice system, discuss organizing strategies to stop the deportation of individual families, and build from the stories of those directly affected by deportation and detention to demand larger policy solutions.

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Money Trail to Your Jail

  • Kung Li, former director of the Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Emily Tucker, Detention Watch Network; Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership

This workshop will outline the influence of private interests on immigration enforcement and detention practices, situating the problem within the larger prison industrial complex. We will identify the main players and their mechanisms for influence, provide some statistical information about the extent of that influence today, and conclude by highlighting some strategies for combating this growing problem.

Dignity Not Detention: Stopping the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants (Strategy Session)

  • Facilitated by Detention Watch Network

This strategy session will highlight the link between the expanding enforcement and detention systems. Participants will hear from one another about the impact of detention in their communities and discuss strategies to limit that impact. We will discuss the connection between S-Comm, ICE’s plan for new detention beds, and the influence of the private prison industry on immigration detention. The session will also address ways to fight mandatory detention, the key legal mechanism for putting immigrants behind bars.

For a full schedule go to:  http://altopolimigra.com/summit/program.html

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