Press Releases


Migrant Death Rate on Arizona Border More than Double in Two Years While DHS Plans Expansion of Deadly Criminalization Policies


For Immediate Release
January 24, 2012
Contact: Kat Rodriguez: 520.770.1373
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Protests against Fidelity & Wells Fargo for their Role in Immigrant Detention

Contact: Daniel Carrillo, Enlace 323-514-4048

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Native Americans Applaud President Obama’s Decision Rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Obama Administration Proposes Sensible Changes That Will Let Many Families Avoid Prolonged Separation


Monica Garcia, 213-400-7822, Read more >

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United Methodist Church Approves Divestment in Prison Construction Industry

[NNIRR NOTE: Last week, the Umited Methodist Church voted to divest in both CCA and GEO, two major targets of the national prison divestment campaign and builders and promoters of more immigration detention centers. Now, more important news on UMC's policy.]

For Immediate Release January 3, 2012

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President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law


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On Int'l Migrants Day: U.S. Immigrant Rights Groups Urge An End to Detentions & Deportations, Cite High Human Cost to Immigrant Families

Colin Rajah 510-465-1984 ext. 306
Laura Rivas 510-465-1984 ext. 304

On International Migrants Day, December 18:
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SF Supes decisively pass resolution encouraging further limits to ICE “Holds” as scandal engulfs controversial S-Comm program

For immediate release: Dec. 13, 2011      
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U.S. Immigrant Rights Leaders Join Delegation to Migration Hearings and Action in Geneva


Monami Maulik, DRUM (347) 385-9113

Colin Rajah, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights;

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Alameda Sheriff gives peaceful protester to ICE: Will Pancho Ramos be deported for meditating?

NOTE: Just days after the tragic killing of a young man near the Occupy Oakland encampment, Mayor Jean Quan gave the Oakland Police the "green light" to once again clear out the encampment on Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza, facing City Hall. In peaceful protest, a group of interfaith activists organized a meditation sit-in and were arrested soon after. Pancho was among those arrested, but because of his immigration status, he was turned over to ICE custody and now faces deportation. Read more >