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Cecilia Muñoz, defender of Family Separations Joins Biden Transition team 

For Immediate Release // November 13th, 2020 Contact: Armando Carmona, media@ic4ij.org, (951) 966-6500 Immigrants are unsafe with Cecilia Muñoz in the administration. She should not be rewarded for selling out immigrant communities for political gain. San Bernardino, CA – On Friday, November 13th, President-elect Joe Biden appointed Cecilia Muñoz to join his transition team. During the …

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With Joe Biden as President we must recommit our fight to protect immigrant lives 

For Immediate Release // November 7th, 2020 Contact: Armando Carmona, media@ic4ij.org, (951) 966-6500 San Bernardino, CA – On Saturday, November 7th,  Joseph Biden won the 2020 Presidency of the United States. This historic presidential election result is a consequence of the ongoing efforts by advocacy groups and community power who have consistently fought against unjust, …

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No matter who is President, we must Shut Down Adelanto

For Immediate Release // Contact: Armando Carmona, media@ic4ij.org San Bernardino, CA – On the eve of the 2020 presidential election, the Shut Down Adelanto Coalition stands firm in our goal and mission to end the private prison industry that profits from caging immigrants and incarcerating our communities.  While the results of this election will have a …

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Judge Orders ICE to reduce population at Adelanto Detention Facility

Adelanto, CA – On Thursday, October 15, US District Judge Terry J. Hatter ordered, in a scathing decision, an immediate reduction of population at the Adelanto Detention Facility. This ordered reduction to nearly half of Adelanto’s current population comes as a result of, among other reasons, failure by Adelanto staff to socially distance individuals, wear face …

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Hate Crimes Against Street Vendors Demonstrate Need to Change San Bernardino Policies

For Immediate Release // Contact Armando Carmona, media@ic4ij.org, 951-966-6500 San Bernardino, CA – On Tuesday, October 13, San Bernardino residents heard the news about a hate crime committed against a local street vendor. At around 3:20 in the afternoon, a man driving a vehicle purposefully drove into Marlen, a street vendor, placing her in a …

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 Statewide Action Calls on Governor Gavin Newsom to Stop All ICE Transfers and Shut Down All Detention Centers

For Immediate Release // October 7th, 2020  Contact: Armando Carmona, media@ic4ij.org, (951) 966-6500    Statewide Action Calls on Governor Gavin Newsom to Stop All ICE Transfers and Shut Down All Detention Centers Adelanto, California – On Tuesday, over 30 cities throughout California dropped banners that demanded Governor Gavin Newsom use his executive power to stop …

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BREAKING: “Nothing short of criminal:” COVID Outbreak Confirmed at Adelanto Detention Facility 

The Shut Down Adelanto Coalition issues warning signs of genocide, calls on the release of all individuals detained and the complete disestablishment of the Adelanto Detention Facility.  San Bernardino, CA — On Wednesday afternoon, ICE confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak currently underway in Adelanto Detention Facility.  The government confirmed this afternoon in an email to the …

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Adelanto Residents & Immigrant rights groups file Cease & Desist Letter Against City effort to expand immigrant prison

San Bernardino, CA – Residents of Adelanto, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice,, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Freedom for Immigrants have sent a Cease and Desist letter to the City of Adelanto to stop them from efforts to expand GEO’s for-profit immigrant prison. The letter informs the City of Adelanto on the accurate interpretation …

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Split 2-2 Vote likely kills GEO’s Expansion effort in Adelanto, CA.

San Bernardino, CA – On Wednesday the City of Adelanto held a City Council meeting that lasted over 8 hours,  listening to public comment and testimony regarding the appeal of the conditional use permit that would allow an expansion of the Adelanto Detention Facility by 750 beds. At nearly 3:00am, the city council had a …

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State Sen. Connie Leyva Recognizes Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice a Nonprofit of the Year

San Bernardino, CA – Today the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice was recognized as“Nonprofit of the Year” by Senator Connie M. Leyva for the 20th State Senate District. Each year, State Senators from across California recognize non-profit organizations that are engaging in vital work to the local community and constituencies that are served. In her …

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