Keep Street Vendors in Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

By: Lyzzeth Mendoza, ICIJ Policy Manager This Valentine’s Day weekend you can spread love to your local business–especially to street vendors who have been hit the hardest due to this pandemic.  Street vendors have been in our communities 20 plus years; they work from sunrise to sunset to provide for their families; and despite their …

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President Joe Biden must end Federal Contracts with Private Immigration Detention Facilities. There is no excuse. 

San Bernardino, CA – Since Day 1, the Biden-Harris administration has begun dismantling some of the dangerous precedents that exist in US immigration policy. From proposing the framework for seemingly progressive legislation, halting border construction, and addressing the blatant xenophobia that emboldened the prison corporations and zealous enforcement officers throughout the last 4 years of the …

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Biden Admin will pause Deportations for 100 Days. Now we must Free Them All!

San Bernardino, CA  The 100 day moratorium on deportations enacted by President Biden is an important first step in dismantling a deportation machine designed to terrorize our communities. This moratorium was a key campaign promise heavily fought for by our communities and gives us the breathing room to build and propose alternatives to detention and …

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IC4IJ Launches the Tamal Challenge in the IE to Uplift Street Vendors Stories

For Immediate Release// December 10th, 2020 Contact: Armando Carmona, media@ic4ij.org, (951) 966-6500 San Bernardino, CA – On Wednesday morning, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice announced the IE Tamal Challenge that invites street vendors and home cooks that cook the best tamales and champurrado for a chance to win $200.  This challenge comes as a way …

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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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