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Religion News Service: “600 faith leaders sign letter urging California governor to stop transfer of incarcerated people to ICE”

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Six hundred faith leaders have signed a letter urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend California’s role in transferring incarcerated people to immigration detention facilities.

“We are deeply concerned that in the midst of the unprecedented, COVID-19 pandemic, immigrants who are eligible to be released from local and state custody continue to be funneled into Immigration and Customs (ICE) detention facilities where the virus is spreading rapidly and unabated,” the letter read.

The Aug. 28 letter, from the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity group, includes signatures from imams, pastors, priests, ministry leaders, sisters and others.

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