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No Borders Camp Demo at ICE Detention Center

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On Friday, November 9, some of the No Borders Camp participants held a demonstration at the largest immigrant detention center in California, the El Centro Service Processing Center in El Centro, California, just 12 miles from where the No Borders Camp was located.
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From the Bill of Rights Defence Committee website:
By the fall of 2007 the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will spend an estimated $1 billion per year to detain over 27, 500 immigrants. ICE operates eight Service Processing Centers (SPCs) and seven contract detention facilities. Additionally, immigration detainees are being held in local jails and private prisons across the United States. According to ICE, the average detention is about one month, although some detainees are kept for several years.
§Trying to Look Inside
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§To See Inside
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Activists broke apart some of the metal inserted in the chain link fence in order to see inside the facility with their own eyes.
§Inside
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What they saw
§Fenced Yard
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§Activists Outside the Fence
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§Moving to the Street
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The protest then moved to Imperial Avenue, a main street of El Centro. The street was shut down by the protest.
§On the Street
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§Street Sign
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§Dancing
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§Mo-eagle
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