Photos by Danielle Corcione
Ed note: This photo series was originally published in published on the Philadelphia Partisan on July 3rd, 2018. Nearly 30 people were arrested in the action. In a press release Philly Socialists stated: “We have concrete demands on the city and state to terminate cooperation with ICE. ICE has access to PARS, a legal database used by the city. This contract ends on 8/31, and we demand that Mayor Kenney cancel it. The Berks County Family Detention Center, located outside of Philadelphia, is one of three family detention centers in the country, and the only one that can hold families indefinitely. We demand Gov. Wolf order the closure of Berks. Families must be guaranteed legal status and an option of high quality public housing in-state, NOT be transferred to another facility upon closure.”
The following are pictures from the Philly ICE office occupation, taken between 5:30PM and midnight on July 2, 2018. They are followed by an Occupy ICE Press Release from July 3rd.