CIVIC and Over 340 Organizations Call for End to Private Immigration Detention

Christina Fialho speaks at press conference in capital

On September 14th, CIVIC joined forced with over 340 immigrant rights, faith-based and civil- and labor-rights organizations to deliver a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson calling for the government to end its use of private prison companies to incarcerate immigrants.

Our letter documents concerns over the use of private immigration detention facilities, and points to the California State Legislature’s passage of the Dignity Not Detention Act, S.B. 1289, to limit its own municipalities’ involvement in private immigration detention contracting. 

We are calling on DHS to use its resources to create a plan to end the agency’s entanglement with private prison companies.