Stop the Indefinite Detention of Immigrants!
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Stop the Indefinite Detention of Immigrants!

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      Detention Watch Network

Demand Dignity Not Detention, Stop HR 1932

Lamar Smith played a central role in creating laws that allow immigrants to be held in jail indiscriminately. He has directly contributed to the incarceration of millions of immigrants, but he isn't stopping there. This year he introduced a bill that would enable the government to lock up even more immigrants for even longer periods of time, and would make it almost impossible for anyone to challenge the legality of their detention in a court of law. HR 1932 would overturn court decisions protecting the rights of immigrants who languish behind bars for months and often years. The bill is discriminatory and unconstitutional. If voted into law it will result in the prolonged and unjustified imprisonment of thousands of people, under inhumane conditions, without any safeguard of their civil and human rights.

Sign this petition opposing HR 1932 and tell Congress that you stand up for equality under the law for all people.

This petition is part of the Dignity Not Detention campaign to stop the mandatory detention of immigrants. For more information on how to get involved, please go to

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jim Bush MINNEPOLIS, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      People of Faith are called to Welcome ALL who dwell within our boundaries...not to profile and discriminate based on color of skin, language/cultural differences.....we are ALL childrein of our GOD...

    • Kristina Schlabach TUCSON, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because I believe immigration violations in themselves are not a criminal offense and should not be dealt with by locking up people. We need immigration reform desperately.

    • Matthew Lyon NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      we need ought to love our neighbours.

    • renee faile HARTSVILLE, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      They have my son in law in stewart lumpkin for protecting my daughter where is his justice

    • Dartha Chagala EFFINGHAM, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I could go on for hours...but to pretty much solve it up ....there HUMAN!


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