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Freedom for Immigrants Launches “Detention In Your District” Project

LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb. 13, 2020 – Freedom for Immigrants is excited to launch a project titled “Detention in Your District,” a series of informational briefs highlighting US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers in Congressional districts throughout the country. An essential component of ending immigration detention is understanding its scope and methods of […]

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ICE Terminates National Detention Hotline, After Orange Is The New Black Highlights Its Power

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2019 – 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.  It was accompanied by a letter of support signed by seven producers and actors of the popular Netflix […]

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As Caravan Approaches, Immigrant Rights Groups Condemn Session’s Threat to Keep Immigrants Indefinitely Detained

Washington, DC, Oct. 29, 2018 – As a caravan of thousands of people seeking asylum approaches the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing to make a move that would allow him to keep any asylum seeker detained indefinitely. Today, immigrant rights advocacy groups and community leaders across the country joined to condemn Attorney […]

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People Nationwide Pledge To Host Asylum Seekers In New Freedom for Immigrants Campaign

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 13, 2018 — Freedom for Immigrants is officially launching “Sponsor Freedom,” a program encouraging people nationwide to pledge their support for community-based alternatives to detention as a way to demonstrate that as a country we can build effective and humane pathways away from our punitive immigration detention system. “When a person […]

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Report Documents Increase in Hate Incidents in Immigration Detention in First National Study

LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2018 — Today, Freedom for Immigrants (formerly known as CIVIC) released the first national study focusing on abuse motivated by hate and bias toward asylum seekers and other individuals in U.S. immigration detention. “We are releasing this report at a critical moment in our nation’s history, when more parents and children are being […]

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Advocates rally at State Capitol in support of CA Laws targeted by Trump Administration

SACRAMENTO, CA, June 20, 2018 – Immigrant rights advocates, lawmakers, community and faith leaders, and attorneys will gather at the California State Capitol to defend immigrant rights in response to the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the state. Today is the first hearing in United States v. California, the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of […]