Last update; Tuesday June 26th
Caravan Rolls out July 7th, 1018
EVENT CANCELLED: If you were planning on joining the Caravan, we’ve decided to instead commit to the Sunday July 1st RALLY WEEKEND OF ACTION ICE DETENTION PROTEST in FARMVILLE, VA
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/208487209772661/
What We Know Today (continuously updated) http://thunderdomepolitics.com/peoples-caravan-what-we-know-today/
Podcast with Marilyn Karp: http://thunderdomepolitics.com/podcast/episode-24-marilyn-karp-womans-summit-2018/
We in Virginia wish to highlight the plight of children that are being held in detention by ICE. More than 2,500 children have been separated from their migrant parents and moved to detentions centers including Virginia and Maryland. Despite Donald Trump’s executive order ending his cruel and inhumane policy children remain apart from their parents and the zero tolerance policy is still in effect. Indeed, the administration is seeking permanent changes in U.S. law to allow indefinite detention and criminal prosecution of every person seeking asylum in the U.S. How will the separated children be reunited with their families? What will happen to them once they are reunited? Current law says they cannot be detained more than 20 days.
We are raising funds for legal aid, through this GoFundMe page. https://www.gofundme.com/people039s-caravan-to-farmville
The Farmville ICE Detention Center. This facility houses 600+ men but we want to make it a focus for a rally to highlight the fact that detention centers are growing in this state through privately funded facilities. LaColectiVa protested there last year calling for an end to ICE.
RALLY IN FARMVILLE ON SATURDAY, JULY 1st:
ON TO TEXAS: We received donations from our vigils. Thank you! These items will be shipped to Catholic Charities in Brownsville, Texas as well as homeless shelters housing reunited families. Art supplies and books will go to CAIR.
This is a rapidly evolving action, so stay tuned for updates.
- CAIR: Donate items from our Amazon Wishlist that our staff will deliver to unaccompanied children in detention.
CASA MARIANELLA EMERGY SHELTER IN AUSTIN, TX
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE RIO GRAND
Listen to the children who have just been separated from their parents at the border (June 18, Propublica)
Vox Explainer (June 15)
Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border (Slate, June 15, 2018)
Pro-immigrant activists pressure Democratic state lawmaker over ties to Farmville detention center (Richmond Times, Nov. 2017)