Local Activists Demand “Dignity not Detention” and Call for an End to Human Rights Abuses in Arizona
PHOENIX – Local activists and community members will participate in a solidarity action in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in central Phoenix where they will deliver a letter calling on the federal government to end all immigration enforcement agreements with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office(MCSO). The action will take place from 12:00pm to 1:00pm ending with a press conference at 1:00pm.
Despite DHS announcements made last fall regarding plans to reform the immigrant detention system, there is little evidence of change. In addition to detaining 3,000 immigrants in Arizona daily, and over 33,000 nationally, the Department of Homeland Security continues to work with MCSO through a 287(g) agreement in the county jails.
Who: Puente, American Civil Liberties Union-AZ
What: Action in front of ICE Office in Phoenix, Delivery of Letter calling on the federal government to end all immigration enforcement agreements with the Maricopa Country Sheriff's Office.
When: 12:00pm-1:00pm Thursday February 25th, 2010
Where: 2035 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ
For more information about Puente please contact Carlos Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-314-5870