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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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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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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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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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Adelanto Residents file an appeal to GEO’s attempt to expand Detention Facility

For Immediate Release Contact: Armando Carmona, media@ic4ij.org, 951-966-6500   Adelanto Residents file an appeal to GEO’s attempt to expand Detention Facility Adelanto, CA – On Monday, Adelanto Residents alongside the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed an appeal to the City of Adelanto to block GEO’s …

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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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