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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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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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IC4IJ on Trump’s Census Exec Order: Fear or resilience?

Ontario, CA — There is no question that the Trump administration has worked tirelessly to strip immigrant communities from every right available to us as people. From family separation, children in cages, the right to asylum, Indefinite detention, deportations and most recently the use of federal agents to criminalize protesters and civil rights activists.  Now, …

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Immigrant Death in Otay Mesa is Due to Negligence & Failure to Act

ICE’s refusal to release immigrants and CA’s failure to act puts the lives of immigrants at risk Adelanto, CA – On Wednesday afternoon, the first known death in an Immigrant Detention Center was confirmed by authorities. This comes only a day after a 9th district court judge overruled a court order telling ICE to release …

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COVID 19: Adelanto City Council Refuses to Postpone Hearing on Immigrant Detention Facility Expansion

For Immediate Release Contact: Armando Carmona, 951-966-6500 COVID 19: Adelanto City Council Refuses to Postpone Hearing on Immigrant Detention Facility Expansion Adelanto, CA – The Adelanto City Clerk has confirmed that they plan to move forward with the March 25th city council meeting defying state and national directives to limit all gatherings of more than …

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