ICE imprisons 50,000+ people. Thousands crowd into concentration camps that freeze, starve, physically and sexually abuse, and even kill detainees. Others endure maximum security in criminal prison despite legal standards against punitive detention for migration infractions. And still others are warehoused in privately run “shelters” that plaster a more pleasant facade on unjust, unnecessary, in humane incarceration.
Another 40,000 other lives hang in limbo, trapped by the “remain in Mexico” policy that disallows asylum seekers from waiting in the United States while their claims are considered. More asylum seekers will soon be denied under a bogus “safe third country” police that requires individuals to have already been denied asylum elsewhere before seeking it in the US.
Thousands more kids have been separated from their parents. Millions more live in fear of deportation as ICE increases raids, arrests people seeking legal status during routine check-ins, and targets activists who speak out in defense of the undocumented.
And yet, knowing all this, many thousands more will continue to make the treacherous journey toward the US border.
That is because they are trying to escape violence and instability that threaten their lives—stoked by US policies from backing brutally repressive governments to enacting free trade deals that allow US-based extractive industries to profit off displacing indigenous communities.
The US government founded its existence on genocide and slavery. These human rights abuses are all the more deplorable carried out on stolen land, on the basis of colonial borders.
In the spectacular shamelessness if US capitalism, these crimes present irresistible business opportunities to corporate giants like Amazon that cash in by selling facial recognition software and cloud services.
Close the concentration camps!
Let them all in!
No business with ICE!
We march in solidarity with:
Mijente’s campaign to stop Amazon:
The movement to free migrant youth detained in Chicago:
And indigenous demands for sovereignty:
Schedule · Sunday, October 13, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PMRally at Michigan and Congress
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMMarch to Amazon Web Services
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMProtest Amazon’s tech support for ICE detentions and deportations