The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project will kick off the week of action by holding a public funeral to honor of the two people who have just died at Elizabeth Detention Center in New Jersey and Orange County Detention Center in New York. We will stage a direct action to make the violence of immigration detention centers visible to the public and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees of Federal Plaza.
Wednesday, October 26 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Federal Plaza – Ny Immigration Court
26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278
From October 26 to November 4, the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, Detention Watch Network members and allies will mark the Latin American Holiday, Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, with national days of action to honor the lives of those who have died in immigration detention.
Recent investigations into deaths in immigration detention have found that inadequate medical care at detention centers have contributed to numerous deaths. This year alone there have been ten deaths at detention centers across the country at the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. We demand ICE conduct an investigation into the 10 deaths that have occurred this year and release the findings by January 30th.