NNIRR has supported the campaign #EndTheQuota, focused on ending the detention bed “mandate”, which requires 34,000 immigrants to be incarcerated at any given time in the United States.
Click here to watch the recorded webinar on How You Can Help #EndtheQuota for Immigration Detention.
Detention Watch Network has put together a great set of background and advocacy tools and we are encouraging all of our members and friends to join this important effort.
Click here to access all the resources and tools you will need.
Repeal Mandatory Detention!
NNIRR joins forces with Detention Watch Network (DWN) to urge Congress and the Obama Administration to repeal mandatory detention, which subjects thousands of community members to prolonged detention and separation from their families, including asylum-seekers and any non-citizen who has ever been convicted of a crime regardless of how long ago or the severity of the offense.
- Learn more about Mandatory Detention.
- Endorse the campaign here.
- Download campaign materials here.
- Visit your local detention center and document stories of people in detention. Report human rights abusesto NNIRR.
The poster features Nazry Mustakim and his wife Hope. Nazry, a 31-year-old green card holder from Singapore, was held in immigration detention for 10 months at the South Texas Detention Center in Pearsall, Texas. Due to laws passed in 1996, Nazry’s prior drug conviction subjected him to mandatory detention, which meant that he could not be released on bond. After ten months of hardship and separation and unrelenting advocacy by Hope, his family and community, Nazry has been released from detention and is back home. However, Nazry’s story is exemplary of the injustices immigrants face in detention daily. We must act now and raise awareness to repeal mandatory detention to stop unjust detentions. For more about Nazry and Hope’s story please click here.