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7/25 in DC (or by phone): Intersection between Criminal Justice & Immigration Enforcement

July 8, 2011

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 We hope you’ll join us!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Az EMT permalink
    July 10, 2011 1:36 pm

    Wow . I was amazed that there are so many stupid people here in the US. Don’t you see that its stupid people and organizations like yours that are the problem? I am sorry, If you are here illegally YOU ARE A CRIMINAL . And should be treated as such. We need to deport every illegal immigrant that’s here and if their supporters don’t like it they can leave with them. All they do is come to our country and take what they do not have a right too (Free education, housing, Medical care, food stamps, Jobs etc.) and just put a drain on our country. And yes they do too take our jobs, My teenage son can’t even get a job at the Mc Donald’s in Coolidge because he is not Hispanic. What we need to do is change the laws to do away with these “Anchor Babies” from people illegally coming into this country ready to give birth. I have worked for a southern Arizona Ambulance service and had to respond to calls along the border calling 911 after they crossed into this country illegally and having us transport them to the hospital to give birth on the tax payers’ dime. Then they have an anchor baby that will be a US citizen to petition for them later for citizenship. It just amazes me the since of entitlement these criminals have and that groups like yours are dumb enough to go along with it.

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