Immigration

Thousands protest Trump's vist to Philadelphia

On the 26th of January, Donald Trump appeared at a 3 day GOP retreat in downtown Philiadelphia just blocks from the historic City Hall building. Several thousand protesters marched to the police barricades just one block away. Three issues dominated the protests: healthcare, the Keystone/DAPL pipeline executive orders, and Trump's racist wall/sanctuary city/deportation executive orders.

Video highlights from march against Trump in Philadelphia

Funeral March on ICE remembers those who died in detention centers

On the 1st of November, Detention Watch Network and other advocates for migrants held a funeral march from the White House past Customs and Border Patrol to the headquarters of ICE, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. In all of 2016, 11 people have died in ICE detention centers and private prisons paid for by ICE. Since 2003 165 people have died in these inhuman dungeons. Even as the Dept of Justice is phasing out private prisons ICE is racing to sign more contracts.

Video of the funeral march on ICE

The altar set up at ICE to remember 11 who died this year and 165 since 2003 in ICE detention centers and private prisons

Funeral march on ICE

Immigrant women march from the Supreme Court to the White House for deportation relief

On Friday, September 16th, We Belong Together marched from the Supreme Court to the White House, protesting the ongoing blocking of any relief that would have been provided to some families through DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans ) and DACA+ (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This was one year after 100 women from across the US marched from a detention center in Pennsylvania to McPherson Square durihg the Pope's visit to DC.

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