Tag Archives: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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.

East Bay women build a net of support to help cope with the fear of deportation

Every morning in front of Melrose Leadership Academy, the same choreography is repeated: the uproar of the children arriving at the school displaces squirrels and birds to the cherry and palm trees that adorn the...

Multi-faith organization leads protest against ICE detention facility in Richmond

Let Our People Go, a multi-faith organizing project base in Richmond, meets at the West County Detention Facility once a month to protest the ICE detention center housed there.
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.
"Celebrating Children mural at MacDonald Avenue and Harbour Way in Richmond, CA. 37 percent of Contra Costa County's unauthorized population lives with a U.S.-citizen child under the age of 18." Photo credit: Cecilia Lei

In response to DACA uncertainty, Contra Costa County to discuss funding million-dollar immigrant-rights program

The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors votes tomorrow on the Stand Together CoCo Initiative–a project which if passed will provide undocumented residents of Contra Costa with legal aid, a 24/7 advisory line for legal questions...

Trust Act builds trust between law enforcement and immigrant community

As of January 1, the bar for immigration holds will be set a lot higher. This is thanks to AB4, which Governor Brown signed into law on October 5. Also known as the Trust Act,...

Workers fired from foundry, community provides support

Richmond leaders were on hand to oppose the imminent firings of more than 200 undocumented workers in Berkeley who were flagged in a work eligibility audit conducted by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.