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CIVIC: The End to Isolation for Immigrants in Detention

Throughout history, the voices of those who have been colonized, exploited, and marginalized are rarely heard because those who are in power develop systems of isolation.

CIVIC (End Isolation) and Overcoming the misunderstandings of first-hand migrant accounts from detention not covered by corporate media:

CIVIC is the national immigration detention visitation network, which is working to end U.S. immigration detention by monitoring human rights abuses, elevating stories, building community-based alternatives to detention, and advocating for system change. CIVIC envisions a world without isolation because we believe isolation is the key component to oppression. Throughout history, the voices of those who have been colonized, exploited, and marginalized are rarely heard because those who are in power develop systems of isolation. These systems have taken many forms, such as Nazi concentration camps, Japanese internment camps, South African apartheid, and Jim Crow segregation laws. But we must not make the mistake and assume that this is merely history. Structures of isolation, oppression, and racism are as alive today as they were 100 years ago. The current U.S. immigration detention system is designed to isolate us from one another in an effort to keep this system a secret from the American public and prevent widespread organizing against it.

 


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