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Homeless Advocates Respond to San Francisco’s Flouting of Court Order to Stop Policing Unhoused People

Jul 26, 2023
The ACLU of Northern California, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and Latham & Watkins LLP filed a brief in federal court asking a judge to appoint a special master to oversee the city of San Francisco's compliance with a December 2022 injunction barring the city from forcibly displacing unhoused people and destroying their belongings. Read More
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Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Californians Sue State Prison System For Illegally Discriminating Against People Suspected of Being Born Outside the U.S.

Apr 27, 2023
A lawsuit filed in California Superior Court claims that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) unlawfully discriminates against hundreds of people each year in its wholly voluntary efforts to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). CDCR refers people in its custody to ICE for detention and deportation after they have served their time in prison, contributing ... Read More
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Detained Individuals Forced to Pause Hunger Strike at Central Valley Immigration Detention Facilities, Following Weeks of Retaliation and Medical Negligence

Mar 29, 2023
People detained at the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield and the Golden State Annex in McFarland have put a pause on a month-long hunger strike protesting inhumane conditions at the two immigration detention facilities, as a result of being subjected to weeks of retaliation from ICE and GEO Group, the for-profit prison company that owns and operates the facilities. Read More
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After Hours of Violent Abuse, ICE and GEO Group Abruptly Transfer Four Mesa Verde Hunger Strikers to Texas

Mar 08, 2023
Shortly after 6 a.m. on March 7, 2023, GEO Group officers, dressed in full protective riot gear with hard plastic face coverings and carrying batons and pepper spray, entered Dorm C of Mesa Verde ICE Processing Facility, and attempted to force certain hunger strikers to leave the dorm. Nearly two hours later, officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), accompanied by other officers we... Read More