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Rabbi Debra Kolodny, of Portland’s UnShul, experienced her first arrest as part of a civil disobedience action to persuade the regional field office director of the Immigrant and Customs Enforcement federal agency to release asylum seekers in a federal prison in Sheridan, Or.

Rabbi Debra Kolodny, of Portland’s UnShul, experienced her first arrest as part of a civil disobedience action to persuade the regional field office director of the Immigrant and Customs Enforcement federal agency to release asylum seekers in a federal prison in Sheridan, Or.

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Arrested in the Fight for Civil Rights

Like King, immigration advocates use civil disobedience

When 124 asylum seekers were detained in a federal prison in Sheridan last summer after being caught up in President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy, civil rights groups, lawyers, activists, and faith leaders took steps to help get all of them out of lockup and bring light to the issue.