Dozens of people held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Yuba County Jail, north of Sacramento, say they are trying to pressure ICE and jail officials to take steps to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak. Read the whole KQED story here.
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/15/20) - The Sacramento Immigration Coalition (SIC) and the Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform (CIDR) today decried the Trump administration’s proposed rule that would further restrict the number of those granted asylum in the United States. Public comment on the rule is due today, and more than 56,000 people have commented thus far.… Continue reading Sacramento Immigration Coalition, Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform Decry Trump Administration’s Proposed Asylum Rule
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rhonda Rios Kravitz, 916-712-7169, firstname.lastname@example.org (SACRAMENTO, CA, 5/11/20) - The Sacramento Immigration Coalition (SIC) and the Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform (CIDR) today released a petition calling on officials to immediately release those in ICE detention at Yuba County Jail. The petition, “Release Immigrants Detained at Yuba County Jail Amid COVID-19 Pandemic,” coincides with the Immigrant Day… Continue reading Petition to Release Those Detained by ICE at Yuba County Jail Receives Over 1,100 Signatures
By CIDR Co-Founders Rhonda Ríos Kravitz and Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi As communities worldwide fight to contain a pandemic that has brought entire nations to a standstill, many detention facilities’ responses remain woefully inadequate. Yuba County Jail in Marysville, a mere 40 minutes away from California’s capital, is one glaring example. The jail has been under a… Continue reading Guest Commentary: Recipe for Disaster – ‘Unmasking’ Yuba County Jail’s Response to COVID-19
One of those who will be at the car protest Tuesday is Rhonda Rios Kravitz from Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform, who, in a letter to Anderson, Jail Captain Allan Garza and ICE assistant director David Jennings late Friday, criticized the request. Read the whole Davis Vanguard article here.
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A frequent critic of the Yuba County Jail, Rhonda Rios Kravitz, Dean Emerita, Sacramento City College and the Sacramento Immigration Coalition and Coalition for Immigrant Detention Reform, said: “It is not a matter of if, but when, coronavirus shows up in our courts, jails, detention centers, prisons, and other places where criminal and immigration systems… Continue reading Federal Lawsuit Asks Court to Immediately Release COVID-19 Vulnerable ICE Detainees in Yuba County Jail
By CIDR Co-Founders Rhonda Rios Kravitz and Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi As the world confronts a coronavirus pandemic and tries to grasp and mitigate its potential impact, there is one highly vulnerable group that requires more attention: individuals held in prisons, detention camps and jails. Read the whole Davis Vanguard op-ed here.
Upon leaving San Quentin State Prison this morning after serving a 22-year sentence, Tith Ton was immediately detained by a private security firm contracted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was taken to the ICE office in San Francisco and will be headed to the Yuba County Jail, said Anoop Prasad, an attorney with the… Continue reading A Cambodian American was paroled after 22 years in prison. He’s now been detained by ICE
Amid the devastation of the 2019 wildfires across California, here are some resources for immigrants: En medio de la devastación de los incendios forestales de 2019 en California, aquí hay algunos recursos para inmigrantes: CA Immigrant Guide: https://immigrantguide.ca.gov/en/DisasterRelief/Undocufund: https://undocufund.org/805 Undocufund: https://805undocufund.org/Latino Community Foundation: https://latinocf.org/norcal-wildfire-relief-fund/Nuestra Comunidad: https://nc707.org/ Corazon Healdsburg: https://www.corazonhealdsburg.org/