LIVE: Hundreds Demand To Close the Concentration Camps.

July 20, 2019 | Lawton, OK

Send a tweet to Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt demanding he stop all collaboration with ICE.

Why Fort Sill

Fort Sill has a history of white supremacy and has already hurt thousands. We cannot remain silent and allow this location to imprison, torture, and kill people of color again! Oklahoma is our home and our state must treat every single person with dignity.

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Tell the world to pay attention and demand the United States close the concentration camps.

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Why Fort Sill?

The Trump administration is opening another concentration camp to incarcerate children in Fort Sill military post in Lawton, Oklahoma! Fort Sill is the same place where 700 Japanese Americans were detained and tortured during World War II. This is the same location where indigenous people of the Apache nation were imprisoned, and separated from their families while generations of indigenous youth were forced to assimilate at the fort’s boarding school. 

Fort Sill has a history of white supremacy and has already hurt thousands. We cannot remain silent and allow this location to imprison, torture, and kill people of color again! Oklahoma is our home and our state must treat every single person with dignity. 

Our Demands:

  • National and local elected officials must CLOSE THE CAMPS in Oklahoma and let our people go!
  • Governor Stitt ban the use of any state resources for immigrant detention and the opening of any private immigration Detention centers in OK.
  • Governor Stitt must also prohibit any local law enforcement collaboration with ICE and CBP and put an immediate end to all 287(g) Contracts.

#CloseTheCamps

It's Time to Close Trump's Camps

We choose to fight and we hope you’ll join us. Moments like this are critical for allyship from American citizens. We’re asking allies to protest at ICE facilities, jails and detention camps to demand:

  • #CloseTheCamps
  • #AbolishICE
  • #LetOurPeopleGo

This will not happen under our watch. We will not allow ICE and CBP agents to terrorize our neighbors, friends and family members any longer. We must march, take the streets, and demand to CLOSE the concentration camps and RELEASE all people detained. Let our people go!

This administration is holding migrants and refugees captive in concentration camps. Children and adults are sleeping on top of one another on cold, concrete floors, with no access to medical care, all by design. In fact, news just broke of a secret racist and sexually violent Border Patrol facebook group where agents joke about migrant deaths. About 24 immigrants have died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, with more dying under the watch of other federal agencies, like Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including five children. The sole intended purpose of these camps – whether for migrant children at the border or parents ripped away from their families in cities and towns across the country – is to uphold systemic racism by inflicting widespread harm and causing perpetual fear in our communities.

Our country has a dark history of family separation and mass detention of marginalized communities in concentration camps and it is one that we haven’t fully addressed or atoned for. Multiple generations of Japanese Americans experienced racism and horror when they were hunted down and corralled into camps. Native Americans and indigenous communities were dehumanized, forced off their lands and into camps. And millions of Black and Brown people today are trapped in our country’s mass incarceration system, away from their children and loved ones.

Now, the White House is demanding more money and Congress is willing to give billions more dollars to the Deportation Force and more camps. The idea that we only have to provide a few basic needs in order to “fix” the current humanitarian crisis is wrong. The camps must be closed and the mass deportation force and policies brought to an end.

We are at a moment of choice. We can either continue Trump’s policies of family separation and the criminalization of immigrants, and allow our government to keep killing asylum seekers. Or we fight back against a government that refuses to recognize the humanity of these children and of immigrants and refugees.

STEP 1:
FIND A CAMP NEAR YOU

Use this easy-to-use tool, courtesy of Freedom for Immigrants, to find a camp in your city/state.

STEP TWO:
GET READY FOR THE ACTION

  • Choose a time to take action and if you will have a group
  • Pick a meeting place so you can go in together.
  • Add your event below after you set a time and meeting location!
  • Have all your materials with you.
  • Download & print some posters or bring stories of people who have been detained or killed by ICE and CBP. 

Register your action and spread the word. Use this tool to register your action and send the link to everyone you know to invite others to join you.

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Speak Out!

Create your own #CloseTheCamps sign, take a photo of yourself or record a video, and show support on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Tell the world to pay attention and demand the United States close the concentration camps and #LetOurPeopleGo. Here’s an example:

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I am posting in solidarity with the Native, Japanese, and Undocumented leaders protesting outside the Fort Sill military base in Oklahoma. We must #CloseTheCamps!

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