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May 2: March and Protest at Dilley detention camp

Join us for a march and protest in Dilley, Texas on Saturday, May 2. We will be there to protest the shameful practice of family detention. In collaboration with a coalition of national advocacy and faith groups, we will converge on the Dilley detention camp (a former “man camp” for oil workers) which is now being built into the largest immigrant detention center in the U.S.

Help us amplify the voices of the mothers and children detained at Dilley and in Karnes City, Texas and Berks, Pennsylvania.  We will demand that family detention, and ultimately the whole system of immigrant detention, be ended!

When: Saturday, May 2. The march and protest will last from about 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. However, folks traveling on buses from Austin and elsewhere should expect to be with us from early morning to late afternoon.

Where: Dilley, TX

What: We will march from downtown Dilley to the family detention camp where we will hold a rally with songs and chants, street theater, speeches from people directly affected by immigrant detention & deportation, and a time for prayer and statements from people of faith. If you are not able to march, there will also be a group going straight to protest site.

How to get there: We will be organizing buses for people coming from Austin. If you are not coming from Austin on May 2, we will connect you to others in your area who want to come.

Other details: We will provide lots of water and healthy snacks. If you need a more hearty lunch or have special dietary needs, plan on bringing your own food. Dress comfortably. It will be hot. From Austin, we can accommodate accessible transportation.

RSVP through the links below to tell us you’re coming and what your transportation and hospitality needs are for the day!

If you are from Austin, or will be leaving from Austin the morning of May 2, RSVP here:
If you are coming from a different city the morning of May 2, RSVP here:

Can’t come on May 2? Host solidarity event in your home city the week of May 2 – 10! This could be a protest at a local detention center, prayer vigil, film screening, or teach-in.
Contact [email protected] to get involved.

Learn more about family detention here and here.