Civil Rights/Immigration Team

Join us for the next MVCAN Civil Rights/Immigration Team meeting:

Sunday August 12, 5:15 pm    Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse (Before MVCAN General Meeting)

  Many of our group were at the Marin County courts Friday, July 19, in support of Raul Lopez (and his family) which made a big difference for him. Judge reduced his felony to misdemeanor which may have positive impact on his immigration case. He remains in Colorado in a Detention Center there while his case proceeds.

 Many of our group were at the Marin County courts Friday, July 19, in support of Raul Lopez (and his family) which made a big difference for him. Judge reduced his felony to misdemeanor which may have positive impact on his immigration case. He remains in Colorado in a Detention Center there while his case proceeds.


There are ways you can still help.

Volunteer!

As the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office has cancelled its contract with ICE, we are organizing an effort to reach out and provide support to families of people currently detained at WCDF. 

Our goals is to help family members become informed about the effect of the ICE contract termination and respond to their questions, as well as share information about resources that may be available for them - including bond funds, emergency support funds, community presence at court hearings, etc. 

We are planning to have volunteers at WCDF during visiting hours every day for the next few weeks to connect with people who come to visit a family member. If the visitors are interested, we will share information about available resources and get contact information from them so that we can stay in touch and provide ongoing support, even if their family member is moved to another facility.

If you can volunteer for a few hours, it’s an opportunity to offer significant support and resources to many families. Here is a calendar showing the scheduled visiting hours that are available to sign up for. 

SIGN UP HERE! Someone will be in touch with you

Support the WCDF Community Fund - Check out our Bond Tool Kit to find ways to support

Support the Community Bond Fund - created through Contra Costa Immigrant Rights Alliance, Freedom for Immigrants, and Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity-

  • Raise money that will pay for bonds and additional expenses (phone calls, travel, emergency funds, etc) for the impacted families. 
  • Invite more people to join IM 4 Human Integrity’s effort to directly support families impacted by detention at the West County Detention Facility. 
  • Uplift the dignity of the families by sharing their story of resilience in the midst of overwhelming odds.

Bond Fundraising Tool Kit

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Next #LetOurPeopleGo Protest

Sunday, August 12 at 11 am

West County Detention Facility

5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA

Please join us at this “Let Our People Go” protest. We will be protesting for a change in policy so that immigrants being held at the West County Detention Center will be released immediately, rather than being transferred to out-of-state or remote California locations that increase the anguish for family members who lose access to visitation.