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8.25.19 - Close the Camps Report Back

Sep 16, 2019

08/25 7p: In July, DHS prepared to detain hundreds of immigrant children and families at the Fort Sill Military Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. At the same, hundreds of organizers, activists, and protestors from around the country gathered to hold peaceful resistance at Fort Sill in an effort to "Close the Camps."

 Jonathon Alonzo, co-President of Fight For Our Lives Albuquerque, Annarae Serrano, Freshman at Fort Lewis College, and Eli Cuna, National Field Director for United We Dream, join us to discuss the action that received national attention. 

Bryce Dix/KUNM

Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday in downtown Albuquerque to demand an end to inhumane conditions in detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. It was part of a nationwide response to federal immigration policies that have separated family members, led to migrant deaths in detention and sought to limit who can seek asylum in the U.S.