Hundreds of members from all four Make the Roads gathered at the Elizabeth Detention Center to say: No more tearing families apart! No more ICE raids!
Elizabeth, NJ - February 23, 2017 - Hundreds of members from all four Make the Roads -- from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut – gathered at the Elizabeth Detention Center to say: No more tearing families apart! No more ICE raids!
Photo by Make the Road New York.
This detention center, run by the Corrections Corporation of America, stands to profit from more aggressive immigration enforcement. Immigrants from across the Northeast – including those arrested in recent raids -- are detained there.
Just a week ago, Make the Road New Jersey verified an ICE raid at a local business. Since then, MRNJ has been leading the charge to resist ICE's attempts to collaborate with local law enforcement and tear apart families.
After the protest, members of Make the Road New Jersey visited the office of their congressional representative Leonard Lance to educate him about the needs of his constituents and demand that he work to rein in out-of-control immigration enforcement.
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