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Protesters currently shutting down the Newark SAC office (an ICE black site) in New Jersey! #ReleasesNotTransfers #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll ImageImageImageImage
Protesters currently lying down & shutting down the entrance of an ICE black site in Newark, New Jersey. #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll ImageImageImageImage
“La policia, la migra! La misma porqueria!” Protesters got up early yesterday morning & shut down an ICE black site in Newark, New Jersey! #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll #ReleasesNotTransfers
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A year ago today we were outside Elberon Development Group's office, the landlords to CoreCivic at the Elizabeth Detention Ctr, holding a teach-in on the history and current conditions there. We demanded ICE #FreeThemAll @rizzo_pubhist facebook.com/whitstrub/vide…
The day before this event, but after a great deal of community pressure, Elberon announced that it would be working to end its lease with CoreCivic. #NoBusinessWithICE njspotlight.com/2020/07/elizab…
2 months earlier, @afscIRP, @nyulaw & @ImmDefense had filed a class action lawsuit to release everyone at the EDC due to dangerous conditions during the pandemic. The demand was to #FreeThemAll. #ReleasesNotTransfers champ.gothamist.com/champ/gothamis…
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As we close this chapter, a message from the NSC Staff.
We are grateful to the legions of volunteers who worked with us since the start of 2021. #abolishICE #FreeThemAll
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Many of you have been with us for years, others stepped up during the pandemic--thanks to you, we have prepared our Friends with crucial advocacy, support, information and documentation as we come to the end of this chapter. #abolishICE #FreeThemAll
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Pro Se clinic leaders, volunteer attorneys, & countless volunteers continued to work tirelessly with Friends. Their dedication blows us away.

Accompaniment leaders made hundreds of calls & accompanied Friends to ISAP appointments and ICE check-ins. #abolishICE #FreeThemAll 3/8
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ACAB Daily Digest (June 8, 2021)🧵:

Notorious, #LASD gangleader Alex Villanueva is consolidating new powers to venture into Venice, citing the support of stakeholders (not "the people") against "anarchy." #MaskOff

[h/t @CarpendiCacoeth]
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) | "A social justice group made up of current and former Ottawa high school students is renewing its call to remove police officers from schools..." cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…
UK | "The first in-person meeting of the leaders of major developed economies for nearly two years will take place in Cornwall on the tip of southwestern England" reuters.com/world/we-will-… #G7 #G7Cornwall #G7Summit
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DWN member Alejandra Pablos grew up with police occupation in her Tucson, AZ community. For years, Ale has shared her story to highlight the issue of the abusive crimmigration system. #EndDHSRetaliation 1/5
ICE detained Ale during a routine check-in in 2018. “By detaining Alejandra Pablos without bond the government is sending a message that it’s not safe to peacefully protest their brutal, xenophobic immigration policies.” #EndDHSRetaliation teenvogue.com/story/ice-deta… 2/5
She now leads the charge to #FreeThemAll and New Way Forward Act. #EndDHSRetaliation 3/5
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Eric King, with his lawyers at @CLDC, filed suit against the Bureau of Prisons today for massive violations of his constitutional rights since 2018 in retaliation for his anti-racist actions and words.
Eric has been held in solitary confinement (the Special Housing Unit, or SHU) for over 1,000 days with no explanation or legal justification, in violation of BOP & federal statutory policy. He is one of only 80 people who have been held in the SHU for more than a year.
“Eric King has faced chronic, targeted harassment, as well as severe emotional and physical torture, from BOP officers and known white supremacists working together, for over two years while held in solitary confinement.
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Our #CollectiveFreedom will take bold leadership and a united front at the intersections of the criminal-legal system and the immigration system. To watch more, visit collectivefreedomproject.org/cites/atlanta
The past year has shown us the power our communities have to care for each other, through mutual aid to collective mobilization in the face of continued police terror against Black folks to unprecedented voter mobilization in the south and southwest. #CollectiveFreedom
This year has shown us the systems of policing, incarceration, and deportation will never address the deepest health needs of our community. To watch the rest of this video, as well as others visit collectivefreedom.org/cites/californ… #CollectiveFreedom
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Big news on ICE detention today! DHS is cutting contracts at Bristol in MA and Irwin in GA. This is a victory for the movement to end detention and an important first step as we press Biden to end all detention. #CommunitiesNotCages 1/
washingtonpost.com/immigration/ic…
There is so much we can learn from the collective action against these immigration jails where a combination of local organizing, advocacy, litigation and media exposure helped turn the tide. These wins don't happen in a vacuum, it's the culmination of many years of pressure 2/
A key next step is ensuring that everyone who is currently detained at these jails is immediately released and not transferred to other detention centers. ICE has broad discretion to release people and transfers are traumatizing and especially reckless during the pandemic. 3/
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BREAKING: ICE is cutting contracts of two immigration detention centers– the Irwin County Detention Center in GA and the Bristol County Detention Center in MA! [statement link]

This is a decisive victory for the dignity of immigrants. #CommunitiesNotCages 1/
The end of ICE contracts at Irwin and Bristol County are an important win for the immigrant rights movement and the growing demand to #AbolishDetention.

We are celebrating in honor of everyone that has been detained, spoken out & called for the closure of the facilities.
In GA, accounts from immigrants at Irwin were detailed in a complaint filed by GA groups & in a lawsuit that included whistleblower Dawn Wooten describing abuse, such as ICE neglecting to follow COVID protocol & a pattern of gynecological procedures performed w/o informed consent
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Answer: Since it opened in 1993, but then it was operated by Esmor. INS found that guards treated people with "capricious cruelty". While the operators have changed, it's still a miserable place that needs to be closed. #ICEOutOfNJ #FreeThemAll #DignityNotDetention
One of the women who was held at the Elizabeth Detention Center in those early years was Fauziya Kassindja who fled her country of Togo to escape a forced marriage and female genital mutilation. She came to the US seeking asylum but was jailed instead. pbs.org/speaktruthtopo…
Fauziya and the 60 other women who were detained there were strip searched and forced to shower within sight of male guards. They were placed in solitary for minor infractions and sometimes chained and shackled.
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Oregon Prison Report: Voices from the Inside

These words are transcribed from a phone call with a trans woman imprisoned at Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC), detailing an uprising that broke out in the facility on January 17, 2021. [Image 1] A broken line of barbed wire lines the image on th
(Testimony from Critical Resistance's (@C_Resistance) Prisoner Phone Line)

Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) [Monroe, WA] / January 17, 2021.

#ODOCKills #KateBrownKills #FreeThemAll
I'm in the hole right now because they said there was a riot and we set the prison on fire.

It happened because there had been wind storms that wiped out wi-fi and JPay tablets. They didn't tell us what was going on or why it got knocked out.
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"To date, despite ICE's claim that it takes the health and safety of its detainees seriously, more than 10,000 ppl in detention have contracted #COVID19, and at least eight have died after testing positive in 2020, according to ICE data." #FreeThemAll
"According to Freedom for Immigrants...vast majority—over 70% of ppl in ICE custody—are detained in facilities owned or managed by private corporations. Not surprisingly, several private facilities that have received large numbers of immigrants & asylum seekers ..." #FreeThemAll
"... have seen their profits soar over a four-year period. Meanwhile, detention costs taxpayers an average of $127 per night per adult or $319 per night per family, according to the Detention Watch Network, an immigration advocacy organization." #FreeThemAll
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Lives are in jeopardy in ICE custody. Here are three shocking examples of how 👇 #FirstTen #CommunitiesNotCages 1/
Instances of abuse are well-documented, including a # of women bravely coming forward in 2020 w/ a whistleblower to report gynecological procedures occurring at the Irwin Detention Center in GA without informed consent. #FirstTen #CommunitiesNotCages theintercept.com/2020/10/27/ice… 2/
In Fiscal Year 2020, 21 people died in ICE detention, including eight from COVID-19, the deadliest year in ICE detention since 2005. Under the Biden administration, 3 people have already died while in immigration detention #FirstTen #CommunitiesNotCages 3/ cnn.com/2020/09/30/us/…
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Jose spent 888 days in ICE prisons before he was freed last April. He fled Guatemala as a child after being shot in the stomach and left for dead. He was ordered deported by Judge Tara Naselow in 2017 when he was just 17 y/o and unrepresented. (thread)
By chance, I met him shortly after & we began long fight to right this wrong. Over the next 2.5+ years I visited Jose in 4 ICE prisons & told him many times that we weren’t going to give up. Sometimes I cried leaving worried I was creating false hope while he continued to suffer.
And then today, a LA Superior Crt Judge made orders finding that Jose was abused, abandoned & neglected by his parents & that it is in his best interests to remain in the US. With this, we are able to apply for his SIJS visa & are now one (huge) step closer to keeping him safe.
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Some wonderful news 🗞 from over the weekend: 1 of 3 family detention centers has been emptied. 🎉

There’s still a long way to go to permanently shut them down in order to truly #EndFamilyDetention.

But jeez, #GoodNews feel nice 💕
HUGE shoutout to @ShutDownBerks, @aldea_pjc and ALL the rockstars who worked night & day to #FreeThemAll.

We hope Dilley & Karnes follow in Berks’ footsteps and we finally put an end to the incarceration of migrant families.
The Biden Administration has the power to #EndFamilyDetention TODAY.

We don’t have to live in fear of this practice continuing or ever coming back. @POTUS has the ability to end families’ nightmares once & for all!
raicestexas.org/ask-president-…
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Dear @POTUS and Secy @DHSgov Mayorkas,

1/ On this miserable occasion of losing 500,000 American souls, I’d like to suggest we #WelcomeWithDignity the temp-tost, homeless masses huddled against the southern border, yearning to breathe free.

We need them. Now.

#LetThemIn
2/ Also, Big TX for rolling back MPP!

But @POTUS, why continue w/Title 42?

A racist trope invoked by a madman, it was his excuse to seal the border from a disease he didn’t believe in when all he really wanted was to keep out Black and Brown people.

#TestYesButInTheUS
3/ Every delay further risks the lives of vulnerable people stuck in what your own @StateDept deems some of the most dangerous places on Earth: Level 4.

We’re talking families and children whose only crime was to seek safe haven in Trump’s cruel America.

#WelcomeWithDignity
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BREAKING: Freedom for Immigrants and 9 partner orgs submitted a civil rights complaint against the Glades County Detention Center in Florida. Link to the full CRCL in comments. freedomforimmigrants.org/news/shut-down…
With 25 testimonies, it details atrocities happening inside Glades, including: ICE’s failures to follow court orders to release individuals; retaliation for protests and public reporting; use of toxic chemical spray in enclosed spaces; hospitalizations, deaths, and disappearances
The complaint demands ICE terminate its contract with Glades County and immediately release all people detained at the facility.
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Oregon Prison Report: Voices from the Inside

"The people that were suspected of organizing the hunger strike in April are currently in segregation under bullshit rule violations, being held illegally, having their outgoing mail seized, and are being refused their property...”
“...and yet still in segregation."

(Testimony from Critical Resistance PDX's (@CR_PDX) Write Them All Campaign)

Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) / November 17, 2020.

#ODOCKills #KateBrownKills #FreeThemAll
COVID-19

If you are reading this I'm probably in Segregation as we speak because the inmates aren't necessarily allowed to tell you this, a lot of my homies were transferred to a different prison or put in solitary confinement for saying what's been going on here.
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What's happening in Texas is criminal:
Food shortages. Unsafe drinking water. Impassable roads. Flooded homes. A humanitarian crisis like we’ve not seen before.

This is what's going on in immigrant detention centers in the midst of the #TexasFreeze & what you can do to help🧵👇🏾
We have 10 offices across the state and most of our 250+ staff members have been without power for much of the week.

Luckily, we've now been able to communicate with many of our clients & community members both in and out of detention centers.

But things are looking bleak.
Immigrants in detention centers are freezing cold and not able to get the word out about what’s going on inside these prisons.

Take Ubaldo's situation for example 👇🏾
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Centers plural, which means both of the Family Jails in Texas. This means that 455 parents, children and infants are without power and water, in the custody of the government - by force and for no reason. #FreeThemAll.
No ability to choose clothes to keep warm or get blankets. Can't start a fire to keep warm. Can't ask their kids what resort they want to vacation in. No autonomy - only the forced imprisonment of kids & the parents who are doing everything they can to keep their kids alive.
No one *has* to be in a family jail. It's the discretion to the government. Which means these children were chosen to be placed, and kept, in a facility that has no water or power. I appreciate the transparency of @ICEgov explaining - but what will be done about it?
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For 4+ months, Ubaldo Ochoa has been held in an ICE detention center in Pearsall, TX while his son awaits his release.

Today, we received a call from him saying it's freezing inside the jail, yet nothing has been done to alleviate the cold 🥶 #FreeUbaldo remezcla.com/culture/young-…
We're unsure if there have been power outages in the detention center but if their heating is working, it's set very low.

Ubaldo told us they were asking the guards (with no luck) to lower the air from the vents bc it was making them colder.
In lieu of heating, his block hasn't received blankets or any type of warm clothes in order to weather the storm.

And to top things off, our status hearing was cancelled today because of court closures in the state.
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This is a must watch video of Chairman Fred Hampton. A fave. Incredibly important critical analysis of strategy and tactic.
We had intense dialogue about this during the uprising where these tensions were heightened. This is a very divisive issue and is used expertly by COINTELPRO to disrupt processes and orgs.
But this is also a real political tension where ideologies can be used to justify conflict in defense and in opposition to. We saw this appear acutely this summer.
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This is just getting started!!

Watch live on Facebook: facebook.com/watch/live/?v=…
We are now hearing a recording from incarcerated torture survivor, Stanley Howard, who was tortured by Jon Burge and has been incarcerated for over 37years.

Stanley was a part of the Death Row Ten and was exonerated but yet remains behind bars.

#FreeStanley #FreeThemAll
Mustafa Bimel, incarcerated from 1986 to 2018

#Presente

#TortureArchive
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NEW: 120 organizations ask President @JoeBiden's administration to consider releasing immigrants left languishing in detention despite narrowed enforcement priorities. americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/coali… #FreeThemAll
"We are heartened by the early steps the Biden-Harris admin has taken to reorient the immigration system toward a framework that embraces human rights & compassion.
However, we are concerned these policies have not yet been implemented in a meaningful or systemic way w/regard..."
"... to the approximately 14K ppl in ICE detention. Leaving behind the thousands who continue to suffer in detention will undermine efforts by your agencies to rebuild trust w/communities & is at odds w/Pres Biden’s stated commitment to racial equity & human rights." #FreeThemAll
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