Expose and Close: End Detention Now!

Expose and Close: End Detention Now!

Mobilize with your community this November 18-22


Click here to read the new report "Expose and Close One Year Later: The Absence of Accountability in Immigration Detention"


One year ago in November of 2012, members of Detention Watch Network released the Expose and Close reports, highlighting the appalling conditions in ten of the worst immigration detention centers in the country. One year later, nothing has changed, and in some cases, conditions in detention have gotten worse.

While the debate over immigration reform rages in the halls of Congress, the moral and human rights crisis caused by the mass incarceration of immigrants has been largely ignored. 34,000 immigrants are subjected to inhumane detention every day.


Together we can EXPOSE the human rights abuses happening in detention centers across the country, demand the Obama Administration CLOSE immigration detention centers immediately and release immigrants to their loved ones and their communities.

CLOSE immigration detention centers.

  • Organize or join an action in your community, demanding for CLOSURE of detention centers and the release of immigrants from detention.

EXPOSE conditions in detention centers.

  • Release a press statement and/or organize a press conference calling attention to conditions at a local facility
  • Hold an educational event in your university, place of worship, community or organization
  • Spread the word about immigration detention on Facebook and Twitter (#ExposeandClose)

Please e-mail Catalina Nieto, DWN's Field Director at cnieto [at] detentionwatchnetwork [dot] org for more information and if you are interested in taking action. DWN staff will provide sample press releases, talking points and any additional support needed for you to take action.


Join an Expose and Close Action in your community


Vigil to Support Immigrants Detained at Adelanto

Location: 10400 Rancho Road, Adelanto, California 92301

When: Tuesday, November 19th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Contact: nolascoluisf [at] gmail [dot] com



Shut Down Stewart Detention Center: Expose and Close

When: Friday, November 22

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Starts at Lumpkin Town Square, at the corner of Main Street and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lumpkin, Georgia

For more information click here or contact Anton Flores-Maisonet at anton [at] alternacommunity [dot] com or (706) 302-9661

Facebook event



Expose and Close Henderson Immigrant Detention Center

When: Tuesday, November 19

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Henderson Detention Facility, 18 E Basic Road, Henderson, NV 89015

Contact: Carlos Silva at nayaritaslv [at] gmail [dot] com

Facebook event


Expose and Close Immigrant Detention Centers: Reno Vigil

Where: Friday, November 22, 2013

Time:  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:  5310 Kietzke Lane, Suite 103 Reno, NV 89511

Contact:  Elvira Diaz at 775-203-5759 or elvirajusticia [at] gmail [dot] com

Facebook event



Immigrant Detention: Punishments and Profits, Film Screening, Panel Discussion and Vigil

When: Tuesday, November 19th

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Location: Central Presbyterian Church Austin, 200 E. 8th St., Austin, Texas 78701

Contact: Matthew Gossage 512-669-9968

Facebook event


Please e-mail Catalina Nieto at cnieto [at] detentionwatchnetwork [dot] org to add your event in our calendar