[EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO]
Immigrant rights activists, community leaders and people who have been directly affected by the immigrant detention system will gather for a people’s tribunal to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) accountable for its culture of secrecy and systemic abuse.
The tribunal is one of a series of coordinated people’s tribunal across the country as a part of the #ICEonTrial campaign. The campaign comes with a rise of retaliation by ICE against activists, as the agency is emboldened to be less transparent, unaccountable and act with increased impunity under the Trump administration.
The charges against ICE:
-ICE is not complying with its legal obligations to migrants
-ICE does not live up to the moral and ethical standards of our community
-ICE oversees a detention system that is inherently inhumane, dehumanizing, and exploitative
In collaboration with this event, a peoples' tribunal will also be held in Ciudad Juarez to allow our communities to hear directly from individuals that have also been affected by ICE's systemic abuse.
In addition, they will discuss the hardships families face once they return to Mexico. For more information:
Participating Organizations: Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, Las Americas, Detention Watch Network, Mexicanos en Exilio