From ICIJ and our coalition partners: “Welcome! We’re happy you’re helping us build up our community led movements!”

 

Thank you for speaking out and taking action for the health of immigrants detained at the Adelanto Detention Center (a.k.a ICE Processing Center)! Your actions help expose the harmful tactics that the private prison company, GEO and ICE have been using to abuse and mistreat immigrants held there. We’re so grateful to people who have been moved to join the detention abolition work and support the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice and the Shut Down Adelanto Coalition.

What is currently happening inside the detention center?

Before COVID-19, multiple reports including the report by DHS Office of Inspector General highlighted the deplorable conditions and inadequate medical care that lead to 7 deaths. These issues had been reported by people inside and advocates for years. Even with ICEs increase in budget, they fail to provide standard care to people detained. Since the Coronavirus global pandemic, folks inside have reported lack of protective gear, insufficient COVID testing, an inability to social distance, and even ICE forcing them to work with no cleaning supplies. After dozens of individuals went on hunger strike to highlight these issues, ICE decided to retaliate against everyone detained by spraying a chemical called HDQ.
 
Since May 11, several people detained have reported that the frequent use of a disinfectant used at the facility has caused people to have eye irritation, bloody noses, and cough up blood. People detained have reported that the disinfectant, HDQ Neutral, is being sprayed around housing units every 15-30 min minutes. According to the manufacturer's safety sheet, the disinfectant should be used only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
 
View the complaint by Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice and Freedom for Immigrants
This is one of the many reasons why we need to fight to #FreeThemAll and #ShutDownAdelanto. No one is safe in ICE jails.

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What can I do to support immigrants and to support the movement to end immigrant detention?

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Donate to a commmisary fund!

Often, immigrants in detention are unable to pay for the necessities, including phone calls to family and attorneys, shampoo, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, rice, coffee, etc. Donations are vital for many immigrants, with legal fees and the often overwhelmingly high bond placed on people’s freedom.

Click here to donate to the Commissary Fund via IC4IJ Venmo!                   

Donate to the Liberation Fund, to help us pay people’s bond and get them free ASAP!

Our Liberation Fund pays the bond of immigrants detained. On average bonds will be between $8,000 - $15,000, but are often higher or impossible for a person currently detained to pay. 

Click here to donate to the Immigrant Liberation Fund!

Support a community petition in support of those exposed to the harsh chemical exposure in the Adelanto Detention Center.

We have uplifted the demands of immigrants detained in the Adelanto Detention Center, who fear exposure to COVID-19 and are fighting for their lives, and are now suffering the side effects of exposure to harsh chemicals used in the Adelanto Detention Center. 
Supporters have since been uplifting their demands! Please sign on to the petitions to join the call to stop using harsh chemicals against immigrants detained!:

Please continue to share and uplift the demands of immigrants detained in the Adelanto Detention Center!

We’re happy to have one more friend and community member join the fight to end immigrant detention in the IE!
 
 
 
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