The Biden administration must shut down detention centers immediately and end detention contracts. The ‘first ten’ detention centers provide a roadmap of where to start.
“First Ten to Communities Not Cages” campaign is demanding the shut down of 10 immigration detention facilities in the first year of the Biden administration. ‘First Ten’ is the next phase of DWN’s national Communities Not Cages campaign to shut down Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, stop the expansion and construction of new facilities and ultimately abolish the detention system in its entirety. The ‘First Ten’ detention centers are emblematic of how the immigration detention system as a whole is inherently abusive, unjust and fatally flawed beyond repair.
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NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION | SEPTEMBER 23
Freedom, opportunity, and dignity should be at the core of our immigration system. But our current system isn’t set up to uphold these values.
On Thursday, September 23, join us in hosting your own action or participating in an existing action at an ICE field office or detention center near you. Learn more and join us
How to Support the Campaign
- Spread the word. Use #FirstTen and #CommunitiesNotCages on social media.
- Become a co-sponsor of the campaign. Add your organization’s name to the growing list of supporting groups and let us know how you can continue supporting.
- Join a local campaign. Are you nearby one of these facilities and want to learn more about local organizing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you to local campaigns leading shut down efforts.
Read the #FirstTen to #CommunitiesNotCages Report
Read the “First Ten to Communities Not Cages” report detailing the history of abuse at each of the 10 detention centers and the communities uniting together to shut them down.
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Local Campaign Highlight: Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice’s #ShutDownAdelanto Campaign
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ICE Immigration Detention Expansion Map
This map depicts the massive expansion of the immigration detention system detailing: the expansion of existing facilities, new facility construction, facilities opened in 2018 and Bureau of Prisons facilities. See the map key for more information on the top left hand corner.