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COVID-19 UPDATE: “USCIS has announced that immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge. The public charge regulations from the Department of Homeland Security & Department of State — which institute a wealth test in our immigration system – went into effect on Monday, February 24, …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 UPDATE: “USCIS has announced that immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge. The public charge regulations from the Department of Homeland Security & Department of State — which institute a wealth test in our immigration system – went into effect on Monday, February 24, …

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ICIJ Response to COVID-19 Concerns in GEO’s Adelanto Detention Facility

For Immediate Release// March 11th 2020 Contact: Armando Carmona, 951-966-6500, media@ic4ij.org, Armando@tzunu.com ICIJ Response to COVID-19 Concerns in GEO’s Adelanto Detention Facility Adelanto, CA – As COVID-19 becomes a global pandemic, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice is increasingly concerned with the failures of the GEO run Adelanto Detention Facility to provide adequate medical services …

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GEO Expansion Press Release

ICIJ denounces the decision by Adelanto City Officials to expand the Adelanto Detention Center Adelanto, CA – This evening members of the Adelanto Planning Commission voted to place profits over people’s humanity, and approve GEO Group’s proposal to expand the Adelanto Detention Facility. This makes it clear that a majority of the planning commission is in …

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NPR: Shocking Security footage show GEO officers use chemical agents, violently attack asylum seekers

ICIJ denounces the use of chemical substances against immigrant detainees & continued excessive use of force by GEO officers Adelanto, CA – Yesterday, NPR released video footage of GEO guards pepper spraying and brutally attacking immigrants held in detention who were peacefully and visibly sitting down. The footage is graphic and the disproportionate response is …

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Statewide Day of Visitations and Actions 2020

Saturday, January 21, 2020 we joined groups throughout the state to participate in a statewide day of visitations and action. Across the street from the detention center, our friends and neighbors throughout Southern California gathered to prepare for visitations and share the knowledge of directly impacted community members. After no more than an hour, however, …

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Medi-Cal Coverage for Undocumented Young Adults

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for 2020-2021 has included Medi-Cal coverage for eligible seniors regardless of immigration status! Our community members have fought for #Health4All, and knew first hand what the impacts are for friends and family that have had to go without health coverage. Lyzzeth Mendoza, the Community Engagement and Policy Associate for ICIJ …

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GEO Group Files Shameless Lawsuit

Following their move for 15 year contracts, GEO Group files shameless lawsuit to protect profit-driven private prisons & detention centers. Adelanto, CA – The multi-billion dollar private prison corporation, GEO group, has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop the implementation of CA State Law AB-32 which prohibits new for-profit prison contracts after January 1st. Lizbeth …

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