PRESS RELEASE: El Paso Community Members, Immigrant Rights Groups and Activists Call for the Release of All People in Detention

For Immediate Release Press Contact: dmscelpaso@gmail.com El Paso, TX– On Thursday April, 30, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. the Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, Movement Mujeres, Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention, Santa Fe Dreamers Project, Cosecha, Anti-Deportation Squad, and other El Paso community members and activists held a caravan car rally around the County Detention Facility, … Read morePRESS RELEASE: El Paso Community Members, Immigrant Rights Groups and Activists Call for the Release of All People in Detention

PRESS RELEASE: Allies Join Campaign to Call for the Release of Families in Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Friday, April 3, 2020                          Contacts: avid@chihuahuan.org, dmscelpaso@gmail.com El Paso, TX– Now more than ever, members of our beloved community fear for the well-being of their loved ones currently detained at the El Paso Service Processing Center in East El Paso, Texas, amid the global pandemic … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Allies Join Campaign to Call for the Release of Families in Detention

AVID meeting notes Jan 14, 2020

Location: MBV and NC home Present: Margaret Brown Vega, Nathan Craig, Veronica Carrillo, Nora Spicer, Kate Michalske. Topics: Finances, Volunteer Engagement, Visit Reports Finances Still need a way to accept donations and a way to store money. Veronica and Kate indicate that we need to find a registered agent. Initial looks seem to suggest the … Read moreAVID meeting notes Jan 14, 2020

Immigrant Advocates and Attorneys Call for Release of Cuban Asylum Seekers

For Immediate Release December 2, 2019 Contact: avid[at]chihuahuan.org In October Cuban asylum seekers at the Otero County Processing Center staged protests demanding their release from imprisonment. In response, ICE transferred a third of the men to distant detention centers in New Mexico, and kept several of them in solitary confinement at Otero for nearly a … Read moreImmigrant Advocates and Attorneys Call for Release of Cuban Asylum Seekers

Cuban Protest Letter

Below is a complaint letter sent on 18 October 2019 by Cuban asylum seekers protesting at the Otero County Processing Center (OCPC). A scan of the original Spanish letter is provided first followed by an English translation. By last week, at least three individuals engaged in serious self-harm by lacerating their wrists using their identification … Read moreCuban Protest Letter

Cubans at Otero County Processing Center Protest Detention

Hunger strikes, sit-ins, and suicide attempts Protests of prolonged detention, denials of release, and lack of due process are underway yet again at the Otero County Processing Center in Chaparral, New Mexico. On Friday, October 11 at least 15 Cubans refused to come back inside from their outside yard time. Reportedly wearing multiple uniforms and … Read moreCubans at Otero County Processing Center Protest Detention

AVID Meeting Notes October 6, 2019

Please find below the minutes for October’s meeting.

We are looking for volunteers who would like to get more involved in AVID! Please contact me if you are interested in any of the following roles. These are shared roles, and if we all pitch in, the work won’t fall on one person’s shoulders alone.

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Gurjant Singh released after 75-day hunger strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2019 Media Contacts: Jessie Miles, 915-801-6181, jessie@milesimmigrationlaw.com AVID, Avid@chihuahuan.org Indian asylum seeker Gurjant Singh released after 75-day hunger strike On Monday, after a long struggle that included a 75-day hunger strike, Gurjant Singh was released from the El Paso Processing Center in El Paso, Texas. He had broken his hunger … Read moreGurjant Singh released after 75-day hunger strike

Ajay and Gurjant on hunger strike for 74 days

ICE decision to release is not coming fast enough On Monday evening, ICE transferred Ajay Kumar and Gurjant Singh to El Paso LTAC, a long-term acute care facility. Now having surpassed 70 days on hunger strike, the risk of death grows with each hour. After a press conference on Wednesday, in which images of the … Read moreAjay and Gurjant on hunger strike for 74 days

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