The Immigrant Justice working group’s main mission is to shut down ICE detention centers in North Jersey and support the empowerment of New Jersey’s immigrant communities. To do this we regularly make appearances at county freeholders meetings, hold weekly #FreeThemAll phone zaps (Fridays at noon) with an Abolish ICE-NY/NJ coalition to pressure politicians on both sides of the Hudson, and try to bring attention to the human rights crisis happening in our backyard. Two thirds of people who get picked up in New York City by ICE end up in New Jersey, showing that this is a regional issue with regional potential for organizing in the future.
Meanwhile, there are four ICE concentration camps in New Jersey–three in county jails (Hudson, Essex, Bergen), one privately-run (Elizabeth Detention Center, operated by the for-profit carceral vulture firm CoreCivic). We demand the end of ALL detention and deportations, full legal, social, and political equality for all, and open borders globally.