Art display calls attention to detained immigrants

Sixty small cardboard people populated the sidewalk in front of the State House in Concord Tuesday afternoon representing the immigrants being detained by federal authorities at Strafford County Jail.

Titled “Don’t Look Away,” the art display was put on by immigrants’ rights group Never Again Action N.H. The two-foot-tall figures were clad in shirts printed with messages including “I am not a criminal,” “I am a husband” and “I need protection from COVID-19.” The group’s goal is to have all 60 immigrants held at the jail released.

Strafford Country Jail has a contract with the Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is holding the detainees some of whom have been charged with no crime other than being in the county illegally. Read more…

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