NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.75
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
A coalition of immigrant rights groups, unions, socialist organizations and other community groups called the Resist the Deportation Machine (RDM) is trying to shut down the Essex County ICE detention center in Newark, one of the largest and most notorious of such facilities. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation rests on more than 200 detention centers with 40,000 beds, where the agency holds immigrant detainees in preparation for deporting them. Without this vast network of facilities, ICE's deportation machine would stall. RDM believes that a nationwide movement of direct actions centered around closing ICE detention centers could block the infrastructure that the agency needs to carry out its abuses. Join us as we work to build a world without borders by sharing strategies for shutting down abusive ICE Detention Centers

Participants

Karl Schwartz is a librarian, writer, and activist living in Newark, New Jersey.
Active in the campaign to close the ICE detention center in Newark, New Jersey and candidate for Essex (NJ) County Executive on the Jobs and Equal Rights for All ticket
Active in the campaign to close the ICE detention center in Newark NJ.
Is active with the Resist the Deportation Machine Network to shut down the ICE detention center in Newark, NJ.