On the 1st of November, Detention Watch Network and other advocates for migrants held a funeral march from the White House past Customs and Border Patrol to the headquarters of ICE, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. In all of 2016, 11 people have died in ICE detention centers and private prisons paid for by ICE. Since 2003 165 people have died in these inhuman dungeons. Even as the Dept of Justice is phasing out private prisons ICE is racing to sign more contracts.
Demands of the march include an immediate review of the 11 deaths in custody this year, with publication of the results by Jan 31. Marchers also are demanding the immediate closure of La Salle Detention Center, where three people have died just this year.
The White House area is already fenced off for Inauguration-related construction
The funeral march to ICE
The altar set up at ICE to remember 11 who died this year and 165 since 2003 in ICE detention centers and private prisons