Resist the Deportation Machine Network
Resist the Deportation Machine Network is a coalition of faith leaders, activists, nonprofit, civic and political organizations, including the Party for Socialism and Liberation, working together to end the criminalization, detention, and deportation of undocumented peoples within New Jersey. The network is dedicated to the closure of the illegal ICE detention centers, and establishing equal rights for all people in the state of New Jersey.
Resist the Deportation Machine Network rallied at Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ, on April 15 2018 to confront County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and to demand the closure of the ICE Detention Center in Newark, a proclaimed sanctuary city. The rally took place during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, and was widely seen by the community and by tourists. Demonstrators handed out flyers explaining the facts, and circulated a petition opposing the jail
At the April 15 action, RDM members Jay Arenas, Father Jack Martin and Saydy Tuanama presented DiVincenzo with a formal written demand for the closure of the Essex County concentration camp. DiVincenzo accepted the document and told the delegates, “I hear you,” as he shook hands. The demonstators consider the closure of the Newark ICE facility as the only proof that their message has been heard.