Past Events

Briefing: ICE Detention Centers in NJ and Immigrant Communities

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:00pm - 01:30pm

Dec 18, 2020: Immigrants detained at the Bergen County jail have been on hunger strike for several weeks, while protesters outside have met with escalating police violence. At a fiery Hudson County commissioners meeting on Nov. 24 that lasted 12 hours, over 100 people unanimously spoke against the renewal of a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold immigrant detainees in the county jail for revenue. Read More

ICE Detention Center in NJ and Immigrant Communities


Ulla Berg is Associate Professor of Latino & Caribbean Studies and Anthropology in SAS-NB. Her current work centers on migrant detention and deportation, the spread of Covid in NJ detention centers and an (anti)mapping project in the Americas:

Mary Rizzo is Assistant Professor of History at SAS-Newark and a member of the Abolish ICE NY-NJ coalition and author of Come and Be Shocked: Baltimore Beyond John Waters and The Wire (2020) and Class Acts: Young Men and the Rise of Lifestyle 

Whitney Strub is Associate Professor of History at SAS-Newark, and author of Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right and Obscenity Rules: Roth v. United States and the Long Struggle over Sexual Expression and co-editor of Porno Chic and the Sex Wars.


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