Amid this era of a proliferation of xenophobic sentiment and policies, the Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform (CIDR) brings together civil- and immigrants’-rights advocates seeking to protect some of the most vulnerable among us.
Immigrants are being inhumanely detained in facilities across California, as evidenced by personal accounts and in a 2019 report by the state attorney general, including in Yuba County Jail. Yuba jail, Northern California’s last remaining immigrant detention facility, has been under court order to improve health and safety conditions at the site for more than 40 years – long before it signed an agreement to house those detained by ICE.
As the world grapples with the devastating and contagious COVID-19 pandemic, even more lives are at stake.
Amid the injustices being perpetrated against our immigrant neighbors, CIDR is working to end detention of immigrants and advocating for community-based alternatives.