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California Faith Leaders Letter to Attorney General Becerra

People of faith: please sign this urgent letter to the Attorney General Xavier Becerra concerning the human rights abuses and deteriorating conditions inside the Adelanto Detention Facility, and other ICE facilities. Sign on before June 26!

We are faith leaders, ministers, rabbis, imams, and people of faith from across California. Our primary  concern today is those whose lives are impacted by immigration detention in our state.  Many of us are engaged in supporting the families of people detained who are seeking reunification with their loved ones.  As a network of sanctuary and immigrant supporting congregations, we also provide support to people upon release. We write with urgent concern about the human rights abuses and deteriorating conditions inside the Adelanto Detention Facility, and other ICE facilities, and are seeking your support as Attorney General. [Read the full letter…]


Read the full Faith Letter (links to google doc)
Sign-on to the faith letter (links to google form)

We are concerned about the following violations of human rights and dignity:

  • Failure to follow CDC guidelines to prevent COVID-19 from spreading
  • Spraying toxic chemicals inside detention centers to “disinfect”
  • Investigate recent deaths inside detention
  • GEO violating and operating above the law 

Adelanto Detention Facility, and other private detention centers, are sites of pain and suffering for our immigrant neighbors and a hazard to public safety and public health. We demand care and compassion, dignity and mercy.