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Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)

Land of Internment: The Disappearance of Legal Asylum and Status of Detention in NM

Wednesday March 11, 2020

202 Harvard Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Albuquerque Democratic Socialists of America

Phone: 505-322-5212
Website: Click to Visit

Flyer

– On March 11, the Albuquerque DSA will present a talk titled “Land of Iternment: The Disappearance of Legal Asylum and Status of Detention in New Mexico."  This 6:00pm talk, held at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, will feature Allegra Love of the Santa Fe Dreamer’s Project.

Asylum seekers are detained in prisons throughout the country, including at the Cibola County Correctional Center here in New Mexico. Cibola has been the subject of multiple lawsuits and legislative hearings on abuse and neglect of detainees within the prison. Cibola became the subject of public outcry after the deaths of transgender detainees Roxsana Hernández and Johana Medina. In response to public criticism, ICE recently relocated the trans detainees at Cibola to separate prisons in Colorado and Washington.

As a state on the border, New Mexico is closely involved in United States immigration policy— whether we want to be or not. This talk is an opportunity to learn more about the plight of asylum seekers in this state, and how New Mexicans can be involved in protecting the human rights and dignity of those who come to the United States in need of assistance.