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“ICE, deport me or release me from detention”

Muniru has been stuck in detention for over 9 months since signing his own deportation order Photo Credit: Noah Silliman on Unsplash I, Muniru, a citizen of Ghana by birth and nationality, was born in Accra in January of 1993. My mum passed away when I was very young. I

That human connection means everything to them, and to me

by Susan Lange Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash I have been a volunteer with the [Faithful Friends/Amigos Fieles](http://www.uuss.org/immigrantjustice/faithfulfriends/) immigration detention visitation program for the past four years. I have visited at the Sacramento Jail, the Yuba County Jail in Marysville, and the

Holiday Greetings

Seven detained immigrants share their artwork to raise funds for those in need during the holidays “December 25” by Luis Quintero Pam Shearman, a volunteer at Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI) in Chicago, describes how this holiday fundraiser came to be: So many of the people we visit have

We are being treated differently. We only want to be treated with respect.

Two women’s testimonies and a complaint with 27 signatures reveal a pattern of abusive conditions at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA Women being detained at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California, sent the above complaint to [Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement](http:

California Signs Dignity Not Detention Act Into Law

The Act will Bring Needed Accountability to Private Immigration Prisons Photo Credit: CIVIC ***October 5, 2017 ***— Today, Governor Brown signed SB 29, the Dignity Not Detention Act, into law, effectively freezing the growth of private, for-profit immigration detention facilities in the state of California. The bill also prohibits cities or

Me gustaria contarles todo / I would like to tell you everything

by Elvia Ortiz Photo Credit: Tina Shull *Editor’s note: Elvia Ortiz, who was detained at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California since March of 2016, recently contacted Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC). She told us that she wanted to share her story with the public and