On the heels of his recent article, One Raid at a Time: How Immigrant Crackdowns Build the National Security State, Robert Lovato has written another article on the Guantanimazation of Immigrant Detention.
This treatment of immigrants is relevant now, more than ever, in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on the constitutional rights of detainees.
[The story] reflects how many of these same offshore practices [in Guantanamo] are now being perpetrated against detainees held within the borders of the United States: the hundreds of thousands of immigrants held in one of the growing number of detention facilities run by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), the most militarized branch of the U.S. government besides the Pentagon.
To protest what they consider the increasingly cruel and inhuman conditions and practices in the ICE detention facilities, Ahmad and thousands of activists are organizing the Night of 1000 Conversations, a series of vigils, town halls, house meetings and other events which will take place in over 250 towns and cities across the country on June 19th.
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And remember, tonight is the Night of 1000 Conversations! Get together with others to discuss how the Department of Homeland Security if undermining civil liberties and human rights!