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Immigrant Families Mark Father’s Day with 30 Actions Nationwide

Jun 14 2013
Silky Shah

(WASHINGTON) – Dozens of immigrant rights organizations across the country came out to support families for Father’s Day by holding “Father’s Day is for Families” actions nationwide. The national effort, organized by the Detention Watch Network (DWN) and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), aimed to highlight the harmful and unnecessary separation of families due to current immigration policies.

House Appropriations Committee Approves $147 Million More to Detain Immigrants

May 23 2013
Silky Shah
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the 2014 budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), adding $147 million above what the White House requested to maintain an arbitrary quota of 34,000 detention beds. The Appropriations Committee also increased funding for deportation programs that funnel immigrants into detention. Andrea Black, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network, issued the following statement:
 

Detention Watch Network Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee's Leadership to Move Forward Detention Reform in the Senate Immigration Bill

May 22 2013
Silky Shah

After three weeks of markup, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, and struck down the draconian detention amendments put forth by Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Sessions (R-AL). Andrea Black, Executive Director of the Detention Watch Network had this to say: