Wednesday’s press conference and public forum will shine light on county’s relationship with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (SACRAMENTO) — Immigration advocates will hold a press conference Wednesday, Dec. 8, before addressing the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors at a public forum that day on the county’s cooperation with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).… Continue reading Media Advisory: Immigration advocates to call on Sacramento County to end collaboration with ICE amid TRUTH Act Forum
Letter from John Garamendi to Alejandro Mayorkas re closing ICE facilities
Please read the full letter here.
ICE Detainees at Yuba Jail Press for COVID-19 Protections
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 Immigration Coalition, Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform Decry Trump Administration’s Proposed Asylum Rule
(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
Petition to Release Those Detained by ICE at Yuba County Jail Receives Over 1,100 Signatures
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rhonda Rios Kravitz, 916-712-7169, email@example.com (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
Guest Commentary: Recipe for Disaster – ‘Unmasking’ Yuba County Jail’s Response to COVID-19
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
EXCLUSIVE: Yuba County Jail/ICE Detention Center Sheriff Pleads for Donated Face Coverings
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.
A man in ICE detention shares his story from Yuba County Jail, facing no protections from coronavirus
Tune in to this episode of Up Front by KPFA.
Federal Lawsuit Asks Court to Immediately Release COVID-19 Vulnerable ICE Detainees in Yuba County Jail
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
Guest Commentary: We Need Bold Action Now to Protect Those Detained at Yuba County Jail – and Nationwide – from Coronavirus
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.