Communities Not Cages

November 20, 2019
Taylor Press

“Comunidades Si, Jaulas No,” which translates to “Communities Yes, Cages No” in English were chanted as words of encouragement for detainees, and to protest against a renewal contract for the T. Don Hutto Detention Center.

Austin-based action group Grassroots Leadership, along with former detainees raised their voices at the Communities Not Cages protest at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center Saturday, Nov. 16.

“We believe in a world without detention and we believe that we need to invest in policies that make our communities healthier and stronger,” said Grassroots Leadership Immigration Researcher and Organizer Bethany Carson. “We’re here to say that our community does not want this future and [we’re going to] call our local representatives to do anything in their power to end these contracts.”