In our last public program of the semester, Zona Abierta – Suspended Lives: Immigrant Families in Detention Centers, students and visitors participated in a communal dialogue on the history, current policies, legal actions, and grassroots efforts on the pressing social issue of family detention. Jennifer Chan, Associate Director of Policy at the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, led the discussion where participants explored the complexities of “freedom” and overall concern with the status of how the United States handles immigration. To learn more, see Stop Detaining Families.
Want to know how you can support? Your donations can help the reuniting of families, free a detained asylum seeker, or even save the life of an individual who faces deportation to a life-threatening situation. Check out the National Immigrant Justice Center’s donation page HERE.