Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Group Against For Profit Immigrant Prison in Joliet Hosting Fundraiser

A group opposed to a possible for-profit immigrant detention center in Joliet, Illinois is hosting a fundraiser Friday, March 8th in Joliet.  The event held by the "Concerned Citizens of Joliet" will be held at Azteca de Oro Hall, 1013 Collins Street in Joliet and will go from 6 p.m. to midnight.  ICE--U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--wants to build an immigrant detention center for illegal immigrants awaiting deportation near Chicago, Illinois and Joliet has been mentioned as a possible location.  The private corporation--Corrections Corporation of America, CCA--would build and manage the facility under a government contract.  Tickets are $5 per person and $15 per family.

Co-Sponsors and Supporters of the event include:


ICIRR (Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights)(La Coalición para los Derechos de Inmigrantes y Refugiados Del Estado de Illinois)

Diocese of Joliet Office For Human Dignity (La oficina “Por La Dignidad Humana” de la Diócesis de Joliet)

Collins Street Neighborhood Council (El concejo de la comunidad de la Calle Collins)

Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project (Proyecto de Inmigración Suburbana Del Suroeste)

Mt. Carmel Church of Joliet (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Monte Carmel y Grupo Nuevos Horizontes de Joliet)

Sacred Heart Church (Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón)

Mt. Zion Tabernacle

MAC ‐Mexican American Coalition of Will County    

FEDECMI ‐ Casa Michoacán

Spanish Community Center (El Centro Español Comunitario)  

Pax Christ ‐ Illinois, USA and Seed Planters
Families United for Education (Familias Unidas por la Educación)

The Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet

St. Patrick Church of Joliet (Iglesia San Patricio de Joliet)  

St. Johns Church of Joliet (Iglesia San Juan de Joliet)