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ACTION: Hold DHS Accountable


National Week of Action April 8-15, 2009

Take action to demand Department of Homeland Security (DHS) oversight and meaningful reform to protect our communities’ due process and human rights.

In its first 100 days, the Obama Administration has taken some important steps to hold the DHS accountable.   However, fundamental reform is needed to ensure that DHS is held accountable to enforcing our immigration laws in a sensible and fair manner.


During this National Week of Action from April 8-15, demonstrate your community’s need for DHS accountability and reform:

  • Visit Congressional representatives in their home districts to raise awareness for the need for DHS reform.
  • Hold vigils outside of local ICE offices or detention facilities.
  • Host a community conversation to share the stories of those who have been affected by inhumane and unfair DHS policies.
  • Write letters to the editor of your local and regional newspapers to explain the need for DHS reform.

Register your action with the Rights Working Group and Detention Watch Network.

Join the Rights Working Group and Detention Watch Network on a national call on March 19th to learn more about how to participate in the National Week of Action to Hold DHS Accountable! RSVP for the March 19th call at 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT.

ACTION: Hold DHS Accountable!

From the Rights Working Group:


In the last year we have seen a dramatic increase in unwarranted raids, continued deteriorating of detention conditions, and more misguided immigration enforcement policies that violate basic human right and civil liberties.  We must Hold DHS Accountable! and look upon this new Administration to provide real solutions that work for everyone.

Sign the petition to President-Elect Obama to put a moratorium on the inhumane immigration enforecment tactics of DHS until a thorough review of DHS policies and programs is completed.