the state

-of immigration & detention.x by jgrimsrud
Tuesday, 10 March 2009, 12:23
Filed under: -of civil rights, -of human rights, -of jgrimsrud, -of localism, -of politik

we’ve been posting recently (farmville.1, .2, and second-class citizens) about protests and plans relative to a private-run immigrant detention center slated for construction in farmville, virginia.

& brent posted a story over at hburg news about the same.

protest plans are also being passed through myspace.

one of the questions facing homeland security chief janet napolitano and the obama administration is the execution of a program–287(g)–that deputizes local law enforcement to carry out immigration enforcement functions.  the intention was to face (perceived) threats of criminal undocumented immigrants.

the reality was a patchwork of local enforcement policies, & in some places the targeting of many immigrants, with minor offenses or racial profiling sending many individuals into undocumented legal limbo.  places like harrisonburg (npr: local police taking on immigration enforcement; hburg news: already crowded, will get worse fast).

stay tuned, & keep track of these folks & their work:


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