LOS ANGELES, CA. – On Friday California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 32, a piece of legislation that effectively phases out the use of private prisons in the state beginning on January 1, 2020. Freedom for Immigrants applauds Gov. Newsom for putting people over profits and continuing to make California a model state in the movement to abolish immigration detention.
Freedom for Immigrants and Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) in the Chihuahuan Desert are elated that Ajay Kumar and Gurjant Singh have both been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in El Paso, Texas and are free to pursue their asylum cases free from the confines of immigration detention. They both faced over a year of prolonged detention.
As House Judiciary Members Hear Testimony on Expansion of ICE Detention, Now is the Time for Congress to Cut Funding for Abusive System
During a briefing with members of Congress, the National Immigrant Justice Center, Detention Watch Network, Freedom for Immigrants, and the American Civil Liberties Union called for routine visits to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jails in their districts and states.
Freedom for Immigrants issued a cease and desist letter yesterday to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) after the agency’s latest attack on the organization’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
Over 50 family members of dozens of men on hunger strike in Louisiana immigration detention facilities will be gathering in New Orleans on Monday, August 12, at 8 am in front of the ICE Field Office to protest their indefinite and abusive detention.