CCIJ moves beyond traditional legal services and supports innovative approaches for the liberation and empowerment of detained immigrants and their communities.
Our immigration system is rooted in racism and xenophobia. It dehumanizes and defames our community members to justify detaining them and profiting off their suffering.
CCIJ is committed to fighting against this unjust and for-profit system by empowering folx in detention and working with them to find innovative strategies for individual and collective liberation.
INITIATIVES YOU CAN SUPPORT:
SEND THIS KYR HANDBOOK TO SOMEONE IN DETENTION!
Detention operators are trying to dissolve the labor strike inside Mesa Verde and Golden State Annex through fear & intimidation. We’re here to #FightOppressionWithKnowledge!
Legal advocates & detained leaders came together to create a KYR handbook which includes an overview of labor history in the US, ways people can assert their rights inside detention & more!
$1 a day pay? NO WAY!
Detained immigrant workers at Mesa Verde and Golden State Annex have been on strike since April 26 and June 6. They're demanding fair treatment and fair pay. Learn more about their heroic fight against multibillion dollar GEO Group in this 3 minute video and support them by clicking below!
Learn more about the background information on Yuba County, details about the contract between ICE and Yuba County Jail, and the depopulation efforts from legal service providers, organizers and the community in the following brief.
Check out our most recent report on food conditions inside two detention centers in California.