CCIJ works closely with detained and formerly detained leaders at Yuba County Jail (Marysville, CA), Mesa Verde 

Detention Facility (Bakersfield, CA), Golden State Annex (McFarland, CA), and Imperial Regional Detention Facility (Calexico, CA) to push for safer conditions while fighting for individual and collective liberation.


CCIJ partners with over 30 different organizations who help us perform community education, organizing, rapid response, and legal orientation and representation for immigrants and families impacted by detention and deportation.



Deepak Ahluwalia

Managing Partner at

Singh Ahluwalia Immigration Law Firm

Deepak brings extensive experience in removal defense litigation before the EOIR in both non-detained and detained settings across the U.S. to CCIJ 

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Nikki Dinh

Co Executive Director

Leadership Learning Community

Nikki is the daughter of boat people refugees who instilled in her the importance of being in community. Nikki came to CCIJ because CCIJ does not just amplify the voices of immigrants and refugees, but is also led by immigrants and refugees who seek dignity and justice for their families and community.


Mario Moya

Partner at Moya Law Firm

Mario is the owner of the Moya Law Firm in Oakland.  He has more than 16 years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil disputes. Having grown up on the Texas/Mexico border, Mario is passionate about the fair, humane treatment of everyone who pursues the American Dream.  


Partner Law Office of Yesenia Santacruz

Yesenia Santacruz