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More protests at CCA's Houston Processing Center

This Monday, I attended a Labor Day demonstration hosted by Houston Sin Fronteras outside the Houston Processing Center, a CCA-operated immigrant detention center that was the first private prison in the world.

The protest was held in solidarity with recently deported immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano and other immigrant families torn apart by detention and deportation. The event brought out several media outlets, including Houston’s KHOU. XicanoPwr has more photos of the demonstration.

The protest was the fourth protest this summer, including a June demonstration in which two activists were arrested for civil disobedience. The activists faced felony charges until a Houston grand jury refused to indict them. They have recently settled the misdemeanor charges, but are still in need of financial support. More protests are being planned.

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Isn't it to hot to be standing outside in the Texas sun protesting? I see people does this often and always wonder how they manage.