May 17, 2020 / 09:45 a.m. / Join Zoom Meeting here.

Kelly Morales with American Friends Service Committee will discuss hunger strikes, car caravans, and other actions demanding the release of all persons being held in immigration detention have spread like wildfire across the country.

What about North Carolina? The UE 150 NC Public Service Workers Union has been creating pressure on Governor Roy Cooper for justice for persons currently being detained at Neuse Correctional Institution, where two inmates tested positive for COVID-19 and have died and where “460 of 770 inmates have tested positive for the virus, making it one of the hardest hit prisons in the nation.” The ACLU is currently working on a lawsuit against Alamance County for their current bail policy, while organizations (including AFSC) support Down Home NC in their End Cash Bail Campaign.

How are these efforts tied to Immigrant Justice? What role does Alamance County Jail play in immigration detention in North Carolina?

Join us in an exploration of the NC immigration detention pipeline and how you can join the fight in demanding dignity and safety for all.