Join Make the Road New York and The New Sanctuary Coalition NYC on
Tuesday, Aug 25TH for a community forum and press conference and demand an end ICE raids in NYC jails. Learn about the changes that the Dept of Corrections, which oversees Rikers Island jail, agreed to make to help protect the rights of people being held at Rikers Island, and join the campaign to stop ICE from accessing our community at Rikers Island.
Tuesday, August 25th, 10:30am
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
Each year New York City helps Immigration and Customs Enforcement puts an estimated 4,000 New Yorkers into deportation proceedings. That's 4000 New Yorker families that must face the potential loss of a loved one. New York City puts its families in this position by giving ICE full and unfettered access to the Rikers Island Jail facility where ICE agents routinely violate people’s rights in order to determine their immigration status. These are not hardened criminals. More than three quarters of those being held have yet to be convicted and are at Rikers awaiting trial. For those actually serving sentences, the average stay is only 35 days. As the city elections approach, we need to tell our city officials that collaborating with ICE can end up destroying a family.
For more information check out What Having I.C.E. in our Jails does to New Yorkers