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03/7/2019 | Immigrant Rights - Combating Family Separation & Deportation, Immigrant Rights - Creating Deportation Defense

#FamiliesBelongTogether Protests Outside of Jamie Dimon’s Home

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, CPD joined Make the Road New York (MRNY) and allies in New York City to pay an early morning visit to the home of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, to call on the bank to stop financing private prison and immigrant detention companies. The groups were joined by a mariachi serenade featuring break-up songs as immigrants, TGNCIQ+ (transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer) New Yorkers, and allies demanded the bank stop bankrolling the suffering of their communities.

The event was organized by the Corporate Backers of Hate campaign, which, for the past two years, has taken direct actions against powerful corporations like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo for financing companies like Geo Group and CoreCivic–private prison companies responsible for terrorizing people of color and immigrant communities in pursuit of profit. This rally was part of a nationwide day of protest led by the #FamiliesBelongTogether Accountability Committee who worked with community organizations across the nation to deliver petitions to JP Morgan and Chase Banks and whose efforts forced Wells Fargo to limit their investments in private detention centers over the course of the year.

On Tuesday, March 5, JPMorgan Chase announced that they will end their practice of financially backing private prison and immigrant detention companies. This victory is the result of significant pressure from immigrants and their families participating in the Corporate Backers of Hate campaign to urge financial institutions to cut their financial ties with Geo Group and CoreCivic, the private prison companies responsible for terrorizing people of color and immigrant communities in pursuit of profit. Please join us in congratulating all the affiliates, organizations, allies, and immigrant families that were central in this fight for our communities!