In New Jersey, dozens of immigrant justice advocates chained themselves together and blocked the entrance to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement “black site” in Newark for hours Tuesday morning. Protesters are demanding ICE end the transfer of people to jails in other states. This is one of the activists who joined yesterday’s action, Sergio Tupac Uzurin with NYC ICE Watch.
Sergio Tupac Uzurin: “We need to take direct action against Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They’re a rogue agency. They’re a fascist agency, in the sense that they act totally outside of the law and outside any bounds of morality, taking people, keeping them when they don’t have to, refusing to release them, playing games with them, playing games with people’s lives. And nine people died of COVID in ICE custody last year. And we’re here to shut them down. We’ll do whatever it takes, no matter what presidential administration is in office. They have to be completely abolished.”