Tearing Down Cages: How We Divest from the ICE Police State and Invest in Thriving Communities

Tearing Down Cages: How We Divest from the ICE Police State and Invest in Thriving Communities

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 13 9:00 AM

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 13 10:00 AM

Room: 115B

The devastating human toll of immigration raids, detentions and deportations have gained long overdue attention in the Trump era. While immigration enforcement has grown dramatically under this administration, the concept of a police force for the targeting and jailing of immigrants for civil offenses is a relatively new one that has boomed over the past 15 years. We’ll explore the ways in which current and past administrations have pitted communities against each other to justify the mass incarceration of immigrants and how we can reverse course by sharing a just—and achievable—vision to divest the billions of dollars that go into policing and criminalizing immigrants and invest in fully integrating all of our community members.

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