Campaign to End Immigrant Family Detention

Apr 18 2009 - 8:00am
Apr 18 2009 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

ICE holds immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto family detention center. Before the successful legal action by the ACLU in the fall of 2007, children wore prison garb, and were denied adequate schooling, health care, and recreation. Despite some important improvements made as a result of community organizing, the fight is not over. Hutto remains a medium security prison managed by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a for-profit adult corrections company. Incarceration of infants and children cannot be allowed-- even with the "privacy curtains around toilets" mandated in the ACLU settlement.

The Department of Homeland Security must adopt humane alternatives for managing families whose immigration status is in limbo and work to incorporate alternatives which keep families intact and that do not rely on incarceration. Alternatives must recognize that these families possess equal and inalienable rights to dignified treatment as members of the larger human family.

Event Sponsor:
UH SDS / LULAC / Grassroots Leadership

Event Contact Name:
Natalie Baba

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.298.0855

Event Website:
grassrootsleadership.org/