Ilankai Tamil Sangam

24th Year on the Web

Association of Tamils of Sri Lanka in the USA

Lifting Our Lamps

Vigil in support of immigrants detained at the Bergen County, New Jersey jail.

SUNDAY December 2, 2007
Time:  3:00 PM

Meet at Bergen County Jail,
160 River St, (CO. Rd. 503) Hackensack, NJ.

Parking: On-street parking is available west of River St. on E. Lafayette St., Marion St., and E. Broadway (1 hour only on E. Broadway), between River and Hudson, or in parking lots of commercial buildings on River Street that are closed on Sundays. DO NOT PARK IN THE JAIL PARKING LOT on the east side of River St."

* Religious leaders and community members are coming together to express concerns about detention conditions of immigrants at  Bergen County Jail and in New Jersey County Jails that hold immigrants.

* We will be calling for a "community accountability board" as a mechanism to provide meaningful oversight that is needed for safe and humane conditions in New Jersey immigration detention facilities. 

For more information call: Rev. Joyce Phipps: 732 748 111, Juan Carlos Ruiz: 347 563 3483,
Ed Martone: 609 396 8900 x 22, Clif Arrington: 201 833 8493

(Partial List)  Sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition for the Rights of Immigration Detainees and their Families in partnership with American Friends Service Committee, American Civil Liberties Union-New Jersey, Families For Freedom, New Jersey Association on Corrections, Interfaith Refugee Action Team- Elizabeth, Haiti Solidarity Network of the Northeast, Jubilee Immigrants' Rights Task Force, Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministry in New Jersey, Hispanic Development Corporation, New Jersey Immigration Policy Network, Casa  de Esperanza,  New Jersey Association of the United Church of Christ,  Wind of the Spirit, People's Organization for Progress/Bergen County Branch, Episcopal Diocese of Newark,  Unitarian Society of Ridgewood/Anti-Racism and Peace and Justice Committees