We call on ICE and the CCC Board of Supervisors and Sheriff to work with community groups like ours who believe that there must be a just and responsible closure
. A responsible closure means first and foremost, a commitment to the well-being of immigrants detained and their loved ones. It means full support for their family reunification and release. It means legal representation for the majority of immigrant detainees who have no legal representation. It means consultation with detainees and their families who will be impacted by this closure, about what a just and responsible closure looks like to them and the kinds of support they will need.
We call on the CCC Sheriff and other Sheriffs in California to fully disentangle and separate themselves from the ICE deportation system, including the publishing of release dates, so that more people are not easily apprehended by ICE and turned over to detention centers far away from home.
We ask that congregations and individuals in our network work with us to successfully achieve a responsible closure.
Join us this as we work together for the freedom and release of detainees at West County Detention Facility:
Here is how you can help:
1) We will still be at West County Detention Facility next month -
August 4th, at 11 am.
2) Join with us in
to advocate for release and not transfer. Make sure you stay tuned as we inform you of upcoming actions.
4) Consider becoming a
to provide housing hospitality for those who might be eligible for parole but who are in need of a sponsor in order to get released. Read more info here.
Through this all, let us continue to pray for this to be a just transition
and keep praying for all the families and their loved ones.