A coalition has successfully secured $5 million to help local governments facilitate a fair and “just” transition away from immigrant detention in California. The Dignity Not Detention (DND) network – formed by organizations like the ACLU, Freedom for Immigrants, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ICIJ) – put together a budget proposal as part of the coalition’s Healthy Economies Adapting to Last (HEAL) campaign…https://www.frontline-observer.com/momentum-builds-for-a-just-transition/
… Hilda Cruz, of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, shared with migrants at the [Cobino shelter in Mexicali, Mexico] her migration story from her native Mexico, entering the U.S. as a child without legal permission. She benefited from an amnesty law signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan in the late 1980s. The next few days (following the lifting of Title 42) might be difficult and policies may not benefit them, she said, but she encouraged them to remember that “we all belong to this land. We have a dignity that God has given us. We’re not what a narrative tells us we are, which is that we do not belong.” …— Global Sisters Report
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Imperial Valley Press (IVP) reports:
CALEXICO – The Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) held a public prayer service for detained persons at the Imperial Regional Detention Center (IRDC), which ended with a call to have a just closing of the center.
IRDC is a temporary holding facility in Calexico that houses individuals who are seeking asylum and awaiting processing or individuals awaiting deportation…