Sign the petition to revoke 287(g)!

287(g) empowers local law enforcement to act as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in carrying out federal immigration policy at the local level. Local police officers check document status of witnesses, victims, and alleged violators. Those found to…Read More

Vigil to Close "Tent City" Detention Center in Raymondville, Texas

Friday, October 16th, 5:00-7:00pm The Willacy County Detention Center in Raymondville is the nation's largest and one of its most notorious immigrant detention centers. The prison holds 3,000 immigrant detainees, including 2,000 people in a series of Kevlar…Read More

Help us Name the Tour!

We need help re-naming the "Si Kahn's Farewell to Grassroots Leadership Tour". After 30 years, Si's retiring as Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership. From MLK Day to Labor Day 2010, Si and Grassroots Leadership will be on tour-- concerts, book…Read More

Considering a Private Jail?

Grassroots Leadership releases the 2009 edition of "Considering a Private Jail, Prison or Detention Center? A Resource Packet for Community Members and Public Officials" Grassroots Leadership’s updated Resource Packet analyzes the economic impact of private…Read More

Hutto closed. What next?

Family detention has come to an end at the notorious T. Don Hutto family detention center. We're pleased that the plans for three new family detention centers been canceled. The problems in immigrant detention have not been solved. Refugees, asylum seekers,…Read More

Victory! - Family Detention Ends at Hutto

We are celebrating these lines from New York Times August 6, 2009: "[T]he government will stop sending families to the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a former state prison near Austin, Texas, that drew an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit and scathing…Read More

Family Detention Ends at Hutto!

We're celebrating the end of family detention at the notorious T. Don Hutto prison! More work to be done. We'll keep you posted.
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