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Video by @CasaEsperanzaNJ: NJAID Press Conference on Mandatory Detention

September 28, 2011

via Casa Esperanza Youtube Channel

New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees (NJAID) held a press conference calling for a rollback of the newly signed contract between Essex County and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and added government accountability for the immigrant detention system in Essex County. The press conference comes at the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, a law that dramatically expanded the use of mandatory detention for immigrants and led to massive deportations, tearing families and communities apart.

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