LEGAL & ADVOCACY

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We envision a world of true liberation and empowerment. Legal strategies are not enough to attain this vision. Systemic change can only happen when legal strategies and advocacy go hand in hand.

POLICY

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AB3228

Accountability in Detention Act

AB263

Health Oversight & Leadership in Detention Act

AB2632

California Mandela Act

LEGAL & ADVOCACY FILINGS

MAY 2022

May 17. 2022 –Ahn v. The GEO Group, et al. Filed in Federal Court  On the second anniversary of the passing of Mr. Choung Woong Ahn, his family and legal team filed a lawsuit in federal court to seek justice and accountability for his torture and wrongful death at an immigration detention center.

JAN 2022

January 28. 2022 –2022 COVID Outbreak in Immigrant Detention Facilities: Letter from 50+ orgs urging action from state, including Gov, CDPH & AG to protect the health and safety of immigrants amidst outbreaks & federal inaction.

OCT 2021

October 28. 2021 – Continued and Enhanced Access to Free Legal Communication at Golden State Annex: Letter from 40 Pro Bono Legal Service Providers to ICE regarding Continued and Enhanced Access to Free Legal Communication at Golden State Annex and Mesa Verde.

AUG 2021

August 26. 2021- First Amendment Relation in CA Detention Facilities: Filed by California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, Centro Legal de la Raza, ACLU Northern California, ACLU San Diego and Imperial Counties, ACLU Southern California on behalf of 8 plaintiffs.