"Under the cover of law, the law is broken. Under the claim of homeland security, the security of homes is violated. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, peaceful families are terrorized."

- Congressman John Lewis, June 16, 2007 (read full statement)

THE NEW HAVEN RAIDS

THE NEW HAVEN RAIDS

LAS REDADAS DE NEW HAVEN


a DAVID R. KOFF film 

edited by JOSHUA A. WILKINSON
music by RY COODER  

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Bilingual: English & Español
Length: 9:45

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Congressman John Lewis's Statement

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The New Haven Raids video, write to: info@newhavenraidsvideo.com

Early on the morning of June 6, 2007, Fugitive Operations Teams of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security conducted a series of raids in New Haven's largely immigrant neighborhood of Fair Haven.

In little more than an hour, 32 men and women were arrested -- many after ICE agents had forced their way into homes without warrants -- and "disappeared" to federal detention centers in different New England states. 

In David R. Koff's new film, The New Haven Raids / Las Redadas de New Haven, four men and one woman who were detained on June 6 describe what happened, how they were treated, and the impact of the arrests on their lives and their families.

The participants in the film, currently free on bond and represented by a team of lawyers and law students from Yale Law School, have chosen to speak out to share their experiences with others who may face similar circumstances.  

What they have to say should be of concern to everyone committed to defending the rights of citizens and non-citizens alike from abusive or unlawful conduct by government agencies.