CASA, Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice, and Community Members Gather to Call for the Removal of Local Detention Center


WHO: CASA, Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Indian Cultural Association, Our Revolution Howard County, ACLU Maryland, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, PFM, Howard County Board of Rabbis, UUCC, Council of American-Islamic Relations, Columbia Jewish Congregation, Indivisible HoCo Maryland Friends of Latin America, community members who have been detained inside the Howard County Detention Center

WHEN: Sunday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
5885 Robert Oliver Pl.
Columbia, MD 21045

WHAT: Town Hall to End Howard County Detention Center Contract with ICE. Community members will participate in and listen to stories of immigrant detainees.


HOWARD COUNTY, MD – Howard County community members along with various allied organizations will be joining CASA on Sunday, February 23 at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center in Columbia, Maryland for a town hall meeting to participate in and listen to stories of immigrant detainees from the local Howard County Detention Center.


This event comes during a time of strife between Maryland communities and local officials who are under fire due to their involvement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Following a larger national movement against the administration’s immigration policies, residents have called for elected leaders to cut all ties with the federal agency.


“For many residents, this is about accountability and making it clear to the local and state government that Marylanders want nothing to do with the policies being enacted by the president or the beliefs from which they stem,” said Elizabeth Alex, Chief of Organizing and Leadership at CASA.


Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice members includes CASA, Friends of Latin America, Indivisible HoCoMD Immigration Action Team, Our Revolution Howard County, Columbia Jewish Congregation, ACLU, Indian Cultural Association, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, among others.