Since April 2017, NWDCR has ensured that GEO Group did not pass into law its claim that it runs a ‘correctional facility,’ not an immigrant detention center. On February 27, 2018, Tacoma City Council unanimously agreed with us – and they changed the municipal code! Let’s celebrate this victory – a wrench in the immigration machine – even as we recommit to dismantling ICE and ending immigrant detention in Tacoma, and everywhere else.
Our victory has GEO Group running scared. On March 22, they sued the City of Tacoma to have this ordinance invalidated. We know that when we fight, we win, and we will continue fighting to protect our victory, until we shut down the NWDC. We are grateful to have you in this fight.