#CommunitiesNotCages

The immigration detention system is dangerously metastasizing. With nearly 44,000 immigrants being held daily in a network of over 200 detention centers across the country, the #CommunitiesNotCages campaign amplifies the longstanding local organizing of Detention Watch Network members and advocates across the country, while building a nationally coordinated strategy to stop the expansion and ultimately abolish immigration detention in its entirety.  

*The above 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. 


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Local Campaign Highlight: Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Learn more: https://ic4ij.org/


#CommunitiesNotCages in Action

Photo: Rural Organizing Project