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As Contra Costa terminates ICE contract, 7-year vigil outside jail gates ends

The monthly vigils were started seven years ago by the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity as a way to show support for undocumented immigrant detainees held inside the West County Detention Center.
PStand Together CoCo proponents, including community residents and organization leaders, held signs during the board meeting. Photo credit: Alex Nieves.

Contra Costa fast-tracks $1 million legal-aid program for county’s unauthorized residents

The Contra Costa board of supervisors voted unanimously last week fast-track $1,000,000 for Stand Together CoCo, a program establishing the first rapid-response legal aid program for its estimated 65,000 unauthorized immigrants.