Immigrants who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated in ICE jails continue to experience trauma, unemployment, and medical/mental health care issues. Our communities and nonprofit organizations have taken on the responsibility of ensuring that individuals have access to the most basic needs. With individuals still facing long periods of incarceration and deportation threats, ICIJ commits to providing support to individuals currently or formerly detained at the Adelanto Detention Center, the largest detention facility in the nation. This program is sponsored by Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice.
Black Immigrants Bail Fund is a national organization that provides free assistance and relief to black immigrants in pursuit of Liberation and Justice. Our commitment is to eradicate the mass incarceration of black immigrants and level the playing field of equity in due process transforming one life at a time. This program is sponsored by Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice.
Many people do not realize that a conviction for a low-level offense such as petty theft, shoplifting or non-violent drug possession can trigger a deportation order and lead to exile for legal permanent residents (LPRs) who may have had status in the United States for years. A criminal conviction that might be a learning experience for a U.S. citizen can become a life sentence for someone who only has legal residency.
Depending on the conviction, immigration judges may or may not have the discretion to grant relief from deportation, regardless of mitigating factors in the case. For legal permanent residents whose convictions effectively make them ineligible for any immigration relief from deportation, vacating the criminal conviction may be the only chance they have to remain in the United States. This program is sponsored by Immigrant Defenders.