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San Francisco Examiner: “Giving immigrants a second chance after incarceration”

Legislation would allow some faced with deportation a chance to challenge their old convictions

Charles Joseph, IM4HI Spiritual Activist in Residence, 2021

After serving 12 years in prison for a robbery he committed as a 22-year-old, Charles Joseph was ready to be with his wife and three children. Instead, Immigration and Customs Enforcement immediately took the Fiji native into custody in May 2019.

Assembly Bill 1259 would … allow noncitizens to challenge old convictions by jury trial when the defendant was unaware that the consequences could later lead to detention and deportation.

Joseph now does work for the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and teaches music, a lifelong love of his. Whether he gets to pursue those passions and remain with his children remains to be seen.

IDA MOJADAD, San Francisco Examiner, Mar. 3, 2021

Read the full article at sfexaminer.com

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DailyCal Op-Ed: “COVID-19 in prisons makes need for abolition visible, urgent”

Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, a faith-based organization that mobilizes congregations to take a stand on immigration and mass incarceration, is fighting for release. We urge CA Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to follow judicial orders and release thousands of incarcerated folks who are in danger of contracting COVID-19. Our faith traditions teach us to recognize those who are most vulnerable in society… [read more]

OP-ED BY JULIA BURNS | SPECIAL TO THE DAILY CAL
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Marcos Palma interview: Poder de la Espiritualidad en Tiempos de divisiones Sociales y Politicas

Indio,CA.- Viernes 13 de Noviembre del 2020.”El Proximo Miercoles 18 de Noviembre se realizara un Taller Virtual para hablar sobre el Poder de la Espiritualidad en Tiempos de divisiones Sociales y Politicas. Será impartido por Hilda Cruz y Miriam Noriega, ambas pertenecen a la Organización: Movimiento Inter religioso para la Integridad Humana. Aquí le presento una Entrevista con Hilda Cruz, por favor tome papel y lápiz, le piden que llame por teléfono para registrarse. Gracias por difundir nuestras informaciones.