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Action: 4/28 People’s hearing to end the jailing of children

If you happen to be in Texas Saturday, please join advocates in freeing children from prison-

“A coalition of individuals and groups opposing the illegal and immoral detention of immigrant families with children (approximarely 400 people from more than 20 countries) at the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas, will gather at the Texas Capitol in committee room E2.028 on Saturday, April 28th, 11:00 a.m., for a People’s Hearing on HCR 64. This bill, filed by Reps. Eddie Rodriguez and Rafael Anchia, which condemns as immoral the incarceration of children at Hutto, has been stuck in Chairman David Swinford’s House State Affairs Committee since it was filed in February.

The people of Texas will hear testimony from citizens across many sectors of society about the abuses of the system of immigrant detention and the improper aggrandizement of private corporations such as Corrections Corporation of America which runs the immigrant prison at Hutto.

We invite all Central Texans with an interest in human rights to grab this rare opportunity to think globally and act locally all in one.

Una coalicion de individuos y grupos opuestos a la ilegal e inmoral detencion de familias de inmigrantes con hijos (aproximadamente 400 gentes de mas de 20 paizes) estan en detencion en el centro, T. Don Hutto, en Taylor, Tejas, se juntan en el capitolio de Texas en el cuarto del comite e2.028, Sabado, 28 de Abril, a las ll:00 a.m., People’s Hearing, HCR 64, Rep. Eddie Rodriguez y Rafael Anchia, condena como inmoral la encarcelacion de ninos en Hutto, estancado por el Chairman David Swinford House State Affairs Comite desde que se presento en Febrero.

La gente de Texas dan testimonio de parte de ciudadanos de los tantos sectores de la sociedad quien han sufrido los abusos del systema de detencion de inmigrantes, y quienes logran fines lucrativos impropios de parte de corporaciones privadas como la Corporacion de Correcciones de America, quien corre esta prision en Hutto.

Se invita a todo Texano con interes a los derechos humanos que tomen esta oportunidad unica de pensar global y a la ves, actuar localmente a con su presencia.”

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