A new government report details the overcrowded, squalid conditions at migrant centers along the southern border: standing-room-only cells, children without showers and hot meals, and detainees clamoring desperately for release.
These findings from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General are on our minds as we turn to Wisconsin activists involved in the struggle to help migrants being kept in those facilities. Our guests are Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Ari Bloomekatz, journalist and activist with Never Again Action, and Leila Pine, immigrant rights activist for over twenty years, humanitarian aid worker at the Arizona-Mexico border, and member of the Steering Committee of the Dane Sanctuary Coalition.
To sign up to stay apprised of an upcoming action in Wisconsin from Never Again Action, click here. Additionally, on Friday, July 12th, as part of a nationwide protest to shut down the ICE detention camps, there will be a candlelight vigil organized by Indivisible of Madison at Brittingham Park on West Washington from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. And, a group called the “Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps: #Let Them All In” is planning a rally earlier in the evening at the intersection of Carroll St. and Main St. by the Capitol, then marching down W. Washington Ave to join the group at Brittingham Park. For more information, contact Kim and firstname.lastname@example.org.