Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Report on Texas Concentration Camp

XicanoPwr has photos as well as a write-up on the past weekend's protest at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Tejas.
Williamson County’s Hutto Residential Center is a former high-security state prison that was converted into a detention center that is authorized to hold non-Mexican immigrant families and children on noncriminal charges. Its purpose is to hold immigrant families while their applications for asylum are being considered. It began operating in the summer of 2006 and currently holds 375 detainees, approximately 200 of which are children. Detainees are a diverse group, including single men with children, pregnant women, infants, and 17-year-old boys that house immigrant families.

If you are connected into MySpace, here is the link to the Free the Children page that is organizing on-the-ground activism aimed at shutting down this shiny, modern-day concentration camp.

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