Immigrant rights activists blocked the entrance to Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and held a demonstration in front of Phoenix’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office on Monday, in the latest in a series of acts of civil disobedience to protest deportations.
The demonstrations came as part of the “Not One More” deportation campaign organized by the National Day Labor Organizing Network, Puente Arizona and other groups.
Eloy is one of three immigrant detention centers run by the Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison contractor in the United States. “The company is the fifth-largest corrections system in the nation, behind only the federal government and three states,” CCA says on its website.
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