By Nell Hahn
Freedom for Immigrants and the Southern Poverty Law Center have filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Inspector General, on the torture of Cameroonian detainees at Adams Correctional Center in Mississippi. The torture was to coerce them into signing deportation orders, and and accept the use of fake travel documents being to deport them. A downloadable copy of the complaint is available here and in the links to the right, under Documents. Please read and discuss the complaint, and send it to Congressional representatives, to members of the press, and to anyone else who will listen.
By Leslie Bary
The Anti-Police Terror Project, which works to develop alternatives to police response to mental health and other crises, is worth knowing about. Immigration detention is one aspect of a carceral network that affects citizens and legal residents too.
Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention is a volunteer organization dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention in the United States. We cooperate with national organizations like Freedom for Immigrants and Raíces, and local groups in Louisiana and Mississippi like Voces Unidas.
The menu links at the top of this page give information about us and our activities, scope and focus. Hotlines contains the FFI hotlines detainees and families may need to call. To the right are links to information and resources for immigrants, sponsors, and activists. In the site we post news and background on our own activities, calls to action, and more. We are also on Facebook.
To join LA-AID or volunteer with us, please fill out this form. We are hoping new members will take on a pen-pal, but we have numerous other projects and needs as well.