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Event Time:Jun 18, 2015
Posted on:May 15, 2015
Please come to a sneak preview of The Bed Quota. The documentary's focus is the federal mandate which directs (ICE) to put over 34,000 immigrants into detention beds every day. It is known as “the detention bed quota.”
The bed quota is causing significant damage within communities around the country. Immigrants are being detained at record levels and are separated from their families. More immigrants are getting deported while being denied due process. It also comes at a high price to the American taxpayer. According the to the Detention Watch Network, the bill for detaining immigrants is up to two billion dollars per year while less costly alternatives are not given priority. Ultimately, the for-profit prison industry nets huge financial gains.
After the screening, there will be part of a panel featuring community advocates discussing the quota, resources for immigrant communities and the ongoing fight for justice.
Light refreshments will be served.
When: Thursday June 18
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: NYFA, 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council Inc. (BAC). It is free and open to the public.