Immigration

Dispatches from the Borderlands: The Devil in the Details

In order to understand and contextualize the current moment we must look back at the process through which immigration status changed from a civil issue to a criminal one. Though we will begin this...

One Class, One Struggle! Undocumented and Documented Workers Unite on May Day

A Day of Resistance! Today is May Day, or as we in the labor movement call it, International Worker’s Day- a day of celebration and resistance for working class people. It is a day not...

Fifty Detainees Continue On Hunger Strike as Public Pressure Grows Against NWDC

Immigrants incarcerated at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) continued their protest of conditions inside the Tacoma immigration prison as the hunger strike entered its third week. NWDC Resistance confirmed that at least 50 detainees...

Tacoma, WA: Detainees Enter Third Week of Hunger Strike After GEO Lies in Negotiations

On Sunday, April 23, women detained at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) ended their hunger strike to call attention to worsening nutrition and sanitation conditions. Their unmet demands included properly cleaned laundry, adequate medical...

Bloomington, IN: Banner for May Day

Banner dropped at Indiana University in Bloomington in support of May Day actions.

Fierce Resistance at the Northwest Detention Center

The Northwest Detention Center is a sad complex, both in appearance and in purpose, tucked away next to the Port of Tacoma on top of a toxic EPA superfund site. Built in 2004, the...

Police, ICE, Sessions, & Trump: The Plantation Grows

According to the Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver is a sanctuary city. Likely, he uses that term to describe cases like that of one Jeanette Vizguerra, an immigrant facing deportation after 20 years in the...

Tacoma, WA: Support Hunger Strikers Fighting Worsening Detention Conditions Under Trump

A new group of immigrants have joined a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center, run by the private corporation GEO Group (GEO). In addition to the hunger strike, immigrants detained at NWDC are boycotting the...

Tacoma, WA: Hunger Strike Grows, Encampment Beings as Prisoners Speak to Outside

A hunger strike that has began inside an immigrant detention facility in Tacoma, Washington, has now spread to 9 pods and now includes hundreds of prisoners. According to NorthWest Detention Center Resistance, the strike...

Tacoma, WA: Supporters Rally as Immigrants Launch Hunger Strike at Detention Facility

At noon today over 100 immigrants incarcerated at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) refused their lunch, launching a hunger strike to protest their treatment inside the immigration prison. The Tacoma, Washington facility, located on...