©2018 by Otay Mesa Detention Resistance. 

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OTAY MESA DETENTION RESISTANCE

We are a group of local community members organizing against the inhumane detentions and human rights abuses at Otay Mesa Detention Center. As long as migrants and refugees are subject to state oppression, we will work alongside them to honor and raise up the dignity, humanity, and agency of every migrant.

 

Read more about our vision here.

OUR WORK

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DETAINEE DIRECT SUPPORT

The Detainee Direct Support committee creates authentic, supportive relationships with migrants in the Otay Mesa Detention Center through letters, phone calls and visitations. The committee also organizes and facilitates transitional post-release physical support.

LOCAL POWER BUILDING

People who were formerly detained and are now at liberty to organize more freely are working to support themselves and those who are still in detention. This committee supports those local people in their work and organization.

OUTREACH & COMMUNICATION

This committee researches local, state and federal detention policies, amplifies detainees voices and organizes actions when needed. In case of need, this committee will put feet on the ground for Rapid Response and create temporary committees to plan events.

GET INVOLVED

We depend on deep, supportive relationships with the people the state has criminalized as the basis of our organizing. Visit our volunteer site to register as a volunteer, or use the contact form below to let us know how you would like to assist us in our work.

CONTACT OTAY MESA DETENTION RESISTANCE

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