The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in United States v. California upholds the heart of AB 103, which gives the state attorney general the power and resources to monitor ICE detention. This is a significant victory for transparency and accountability.
Freedom for Immigrants joins dozens of immigration advocacy groups across the country in the #MeltICE campaign organized by the Community Justice Exchange's National Bail Fund Network in order to shed light on U.S. immigration detention and one of the most critical tools to access freedom: bond funds.
Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen’s tenure as head of the Department of Homeland Security may have been brief, but the irreparable harm she has caused in implementing brutal anti-immigrants policies cannot be measured and has left a dark stain on our country’s history.
Freedom for Immigrants and immigrant justice partners SAALT, UnDocublack Network, Detention Watch Network, United We Dream, Sikh Coalition, Sikh Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) held a Congressional Briefing on Tuesday, April 2nd on Capitol Hill to draw immediate attention to the rise in South Asians seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape violence, persecution, and repression alongside migrants from African, Southeast Asian, Central American and other Latin American countries.
The city of Adelanto sent ICE and the private prison company GEO Group a letter yesterday confirming that the city will be ending its agreement with ICE and GEO to run the Adelanto ICE Processing Center, which is the largest ICE prison in the country. This decision was made unilaterally by the city with no opportunity for public comment or community input. The city now has a responsibility to ensure the proper and just closure of the private immigrant prison.
As a result of this sudden move, the Sheriff has a responsibility to ensure a just and proper closure of the facility. A proper closure would ensure due process, access to counsel and the release of currently detained individuals so they can continue their cases on the outside through the help of community-based alternatives to detention within the next 120 days, before the contract ends.