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ICIJ Joins National Campaign to Shut Down ICE Detention Facilities 

For Immediate Release // February 25th 2021 Contact: 951-966-6500, media@ic4ij.org ICIJ Joins National Campaign to Shut Down ICE Detention Facilities  San Bernardino, CA – The Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice proudly joins the “First Ten to Communities Not Cages” campaign led by Detention Watch Network, demanding the shut down of 10 immigration detention facilities in …

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Despite Community Protests, Transfers of Immigrants Begins at Immigrant Facility in Adelanto

For Immediate Release // February 18th, 2021 Contact: Armando Carmona, 951-966-6500, media@ic4ij.org, armando@tzunu.com Adelanto, CA – The Adelanto Detention Facility has begun putting detained immigrants in its Desert View Annex despite community disapproval and an emerging consensus that for-profit detention facilities are not only inhumane but also bring no economic benefit to local communities. Lizbeth …

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With a new immigration bill, we must not forget the lives that continue to be caged under the Biden administration.

For Immediate Release // February 19th, 2021 Contact: 951-966-6500, media@ic4ij.org San Bernardino, CA -The Biden-Harris administration made a commitment to immigrants across the country that have been targeted, criminalized, and caged in for-profit centers. This commitment was to create a path for roughly 11 million immigrants to gain legal status and address key issues such …

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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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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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