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Janna Farley,

April 3, 2019

Immigration issues have been at the forefront of our national dialogue for more than a year. Family separations at the border, calls to fully fund a full border wall and just this week threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border have ensured that immigration remains a contentious topic.

As the immigration debate continues to heat up nationwide, closer to home, however, it’s taking a slightly different spin.

The ACLU of Wyoming is co-hosting two letter-writing sessions in Laramie this month so supporters of the grassroots WyoSayNo coalition can urge public officials to push back against the proposed immigration prison in Uinta County and to lift up the importance of keeping families together – not just at the border, but in Wyoming as well.

“More than a year after the Department of Homeland Security issued a request for information regarding potential locations for a new immigration prison, the ACLU of Wyoming and the WyoSayNo coalition still say no and are still working to inform our communities and our elected leaders about the negative impact the immigration prison would have on Wyoming and its families,” said Antonio Serrano, ACLU of Wyoming organizer. “The proposed immigration prison is not good for our state, and our elected officials need to know that we are pushing back against the inhumane private immigration detention system. We want to make sure Wyoming voices are heard.”


WHAT: Opposition to the proposed immigration prison letter-writing session

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6                                                                

WHERE: 1402 E. Gibbon St.

HOSTED BY: ACLU of Wyoming, Juntos and WyoSayNo


WHAT: Opposition to the proposed immigration prison letter-writing session

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11

WHERE: Room 103, University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave.

HOSTED BY: ACLU of Wyoming, WyoSayNo and MEChA at the University of Wyoming


About the ACLU of Wyoming

The American Civil Liberties of Wyoming is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, as well as the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and the LGBT communities. The ACLU of Wyoming carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for people of Wyoming.