7/25 in DC (or by phone): Intersection between Criminal Justice & Immigration Enforcement
via Margaret Huang of Rights Working Group:
You are invited to a meeting on the Intersection between Criminal Justice and Immigration Enforcement on Monday, July 25th, from noon to 2:00pm at the Open Society Policy Center in Washington, DC.
** Please note that you can attend the meeting by phone using the following number: Tel: 1-866-847-6821; Code: 675758#
Hosted by The Justice Roundtable, the Rights Working Group and Detention Watch Network, the convening will include a presentation by Kung Li, a litigator on a number of criminal justice reform cases and an expert on the intersection between criminal justice and immigration enforcement. Kung Li recently completed an Open Society Fellowship where she documented resiliency strategies of southern communities. As many of you know, the criminal justice apparatus used to identify, label, arrest and imprison people has become increasingly integrated with the immigrant enforcement apparatus used to identify, label, arrest, imprison, and deport immigrants. This intersection is demonstrated by local police using immigration databases to check arrestees’ status; the exploding use of jail cells for immigration detention; and the continuing use of racial profiling as a tool of law enforcement. This convening will start a discussion to explore how to facilitate and support collaboration between the criminal justice and immigrant rights sectors.
Also, lunch will be provided for those attending in person.
To attend, please RSVP to Andrew Maisel at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you’ll join us!