Washington, DC — Today the Supreme Court ruled against Trump’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The following is a statement by Silky Shah, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network:
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CBP Can’t Be Trusted: Defund Hate Campaign Responds to Congressional Watchdog Finding that CBP Spent “Humanitarian Aid” Money on Dog Supplies and Dirt Bikes
Washington, DC— A year after the Defund Hate campaign warned Congress that increasing funding for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) under an emergency supplemental bill would result in wasteful spending rather than improved care for migrants at the southern U.S. border, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that is exactly what happened.
Washington, D.C. – In solidarity with the millions of Black people and allies who have taken to the street to defend Black lives and demand justice for those who have been killed by police, the Defund Hate Coalition issued the following statement:
“As a coalition committed to the divestment from agencies that tear apart families and terrorize our communities, we are in solidarity with Black communities and allies demanding justice in calling for the defunding of this country’s militarized police forces.
To Kick Off National Day of Action, Activists Replace ICE Flag with the Message: “ICE Kills. Free Them All”
Burlington, Massachusetts — As community members prepare to take action across the country today calling for the immediate release of people from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, activists kicked off the national day of action by replacing the ICE flag at the agency’s Boston Field Office with a new flag that reads “ICE Kills. Free Them All.”
Advocates take action across the country demanding people be released from ICE detention while calling attention to a rise of protests inside detention
Washington, DC — Today, Detention Watch Network and organizations representing immigrant communities from across the country took action calling for all people to be released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention. The day of action follows a number of protests by people in detention demanding to be released over growing concerns of coronavirus infection.
Washington, D.C. – In a C-SPAN interview, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf outlines plans to request additional DHS funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Resolution in Texas calls for the release of people from immigration detention due to COVID-19 — only the second resolution to pass nationwide
Cameron County, Texas — As the result of ongoing advocacy efforts by the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network and Detention Watch Network the Cameron County Commissioners Court passed a resolution on May 12 calling on the release of people from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, prison, and jails to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Washington, DC — In response to the untimely passing of Oscar Lopez Acosta due to complications from COVID-19 after being released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, Silky Shah, Director of Detention Watch Network offered the following statement:
Communities across the country are joining in a national day of action to call on elected officials to demand ICE release all people from immigration detention
Washington, DC — Today, Detention Watch Network (DWN) and immigrant rights advocates from across the country are joining in a national day of action calling on their elected officials to demand Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) release all people from immigration detention now.
Washington, DC — Today, House Democrats hosted a virtual forum on the “response” by Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) to the COVID-19 pandemic and current conditions in ICE detention.