Silky Shah

Silky Shah is the executive director of Detention Watch Network, a national coalition building power through collective advocacy, grassroots organizing, and strategic communications to abolish immigration detention in the United States.

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A silent protest in New York's World Trade Center on Jan. 6, 2020 in support of children who have died in ICE custody. (Photo: Erik McGregor / LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Friday, October 16, 2020
Why America Still Needs to Abolish ICE
In 2018, one of the biggest demands of immigrant rights activists was “Abolish ICE.” The rallying cry intensified in part due to the Trump administration’s border policy , which separated parents from children and horrified the world. Just a few days ago, leaked tapes of the first lady exposed her...
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