MCIRR Calling on ICE to stop enforcement in light of COVID-19

by Adam Delezenne

Last week the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, of which SWIRC is a member, called upon ICE to stop enforcement efforts and release all non-violent and medically vulnerable detainees. Immigration detention centers are often crowded, with individuals spending much of the day in close contact with others.

Many immigrants in ICE custody have no history of violence and do not pose any danger to the community, these individuals are safer at home, lessening the overall population of detention centers.

Recently ICE announced that they are slowing down enforcement, focusing only on those who have committed a crime or are a threat to public safety.

See MCIRR’s full letter to ICE and a current list of MCIRR members.

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The Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center provides free and low-cost legal services to those who need them most in the Detroit area, with a focus on recent immigrants and refugees.

We were founded in 2014 by Kevin Piecuch, our Executive Director and principal attorney, to help meet the great need for quality legal services in underserved communities. We believe that everyone deserves justice regardless of your country of origin, the color of your skin, or your ability to afford an attorney.

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