Detention Summit in Rutgers Law School, NJ, Nov. 8


Immigrant Communities Building Power & Raising Voices

Saturday, November 8th 2003

9am to 6pm

Rutgers School of Law, Newark

Cost: Free!


Immigrant communities across New York and New Jersey are facing a crisis: detention and deportation. Immigration authorities can detain any immigrant who is not a citizen, even a greencard holder. Since Congress overhauled the immigration laws in 1996, over 1 million people from all communities have been deported. Since September 11th, enforcement practices have become harsher and the number of immigrants in detention and at risk of deportation is growing.


On Saturday, November 8th, community organizations, religious institutions, advocacy organizations and legal and social service providers will convene the first Detention Summit of New York and New Jersey. If you are fighting against your own deportation, or are working with immigrants facing deportation (as a clergy member, lawyer, elected official, organizer or other leader), this full-day event is designed for you. The Detention Summit includes:

- Expert-led workshops on how to fight deportation and support detainees.

- Networking with other groups working to help detainees and change the laws.

- Facilitated discussion on local efforts to protect immigrant communities.


The Detention Summit is free, but space is limited so you MUST register in advance. Food will be provided, and limited busing from Manhattan to Rutgers Law School available. Childcare will also be available upon request. Arrangements will be made for those observing Ramadan. Please indicate any other accommodations you will need on the registration form.

For more information, contact:

AALDEF at 212.966.5932 x216

ACLU-NJ at 973.642.2086

AFSC at 973.643.1924

Families for Freedom at 212.898.4121

Registration form is due Friday, October 31st 2003.



Posted October 26, 2003