Detention Watch Network Reflects on the Eve of Trump’s 100th Day in Office
Washington, DC — Ahead of Trump’s 100th day in office, Silky Shah, Co-Director of Detention Watch Network reflects on the administration’s wholesale attack on immigrants and the growing resistance:
“In the first 100 days of his presidency, the Trump administration has pursued a shock and awe rollout of anti-immigrant policies and executive orders to overwhelm and embed fear into the American people. The Trump playbook relies heavily on racist rhetoric to demonize immigrants in an attempt to further the administration’s white supremacist agenda.
However, a thriving resistance is pushing back against every part of Trump’s hate-fueled attack on immigrants and people of color. We reject racism and the separation of families. We believe every person has the right to move and live freely with dignity and without fear. The movement for immigrant rights and racial justice is growing, united and stronger than ever before. We stand resolute in the fight to make our vision of inclusivity, dignity and freedom a reality.”
Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to expose and challenge the injustices of the United States’ immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons. Founded in 1997 by immigrant rights groups, DWN brings together advocates to unify strategy and build partnerships on a local and national level to end immigration detention. Visit www.detentionwatchnetwork.org. Follow @DetentionWatch.