ICE Out Of Baltimore! Campaign Launch & Press Conference

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Howard County Detention Center
7301 Waterloo Rd, Jessup, Maryland 20794

Join us for a press conference to launch ICE Out of Baltimore!

Take action against ICE building a new concentration camp for im/migrants and refugees in Baltimore. We demand that Maryland close its 3 existing ICE concentration camps and that the U.S. abolish ICE once and for all!

LOCATION
We will be rallying in front of the Howard County ICE detention center. Since 2013, Howard County has made more than $14 million from its contract with ICE. ICE agents have been seen making arrests and stopping people for no reason whatsoever in Columbia, which has a large Latinx im/migrant population. All across the country, people have been holding demonstrations and conducting direct actions at ICE detention centers. In Fort Sill, Oklahoma, hundreds of immigrant rights and indigenous activists descended on the Fort Sill concentration camp, blocking the entrance to the site and shutting down freeway traffic for several hours.

BACKGROUND
On July 18, the Baltimore Sun announced that ICE is looking to open a new im/migrant detention center around Baltimore City. This new ICE prison would house between 600 and 800 im/migrant men, women, and children. Maryland already has three ICE detention centers in Howard, Worcester, and Frederick counties.

CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR THE POOR
ICE is waging a horrific, racist war on im/migrants and refugees, especially children. Meanwhile in Baltimore City and around the country, racist law enforcement continues its war of mass incarceration and police brutality on Black and Brown people. Both prisons and ICE detention centers are concentration camps for the poor.

THE TIME IS NOW
Let’s join together in solidarity and demand ICE camps out of Baltimore and Maryland! Justice for im/migrants and refugees everywhere!

IN THE NEWS
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/ph-ho-cf-immigration-center-inside-0710-story.html
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/bs-md-ice-deportation-immigration-columbia-maryland-20190626-story.html