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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Watch Detention Watch Network, and Join the Network

The member conference of the Detention Watch Network is coming up (Sept. 24-25), and many of its members believe it is time to organize to demand that the Obama administration establish enforceable minimum standards for immigrant detention. In this video, you can see why DWN is one of the most dynamic and effective instances of ongoing social issues networking. DWN is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to educate the public and policy makers about the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for humane reform so that all who come to our shores receive fair and humane treatment. DWN says:
"We believe that by working together we can effect greater change in the immigration detention system. Our members and supporters include organizations providing services to those in immigration detention and their families, and organizations and individuals advocating on behalf of those in immigration detention. We are lawyers, activists, social workers, national advocates, students, community organizers, faith communities, former detainees, and affected families from around the country."
You can join this inspirng network by going to: http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/joinus And if you would like a tour of ICE immigrant detention centers and the community organizations working for detained immigrants, go to DWN’s helpful detention map: http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/dwnmap

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