Author Archives: Ferchil Ramos

An Open Letter to California Officials: Housing First

By Eve Garrow After she became homeless, Callie Rutter entered “Bridges at Kraemer Place,” an emergency shelter that promises to “connect participants to housing as quickly as possible.” For her, however, the shelter has been a bridge to nowhere. The…

The ACLU, the SDSU Center for Community Research and Engagement to Release a Report Highlighting Asylum Seeking Families’ Struggle to Find Refuge in the U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 09, 2019 CONTACT: Ed Sifuentes, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, 619-501-3408, esifuentes@aclusandiego.org Lainie Fraser, San Diego State University, 619-594-1031, lfraser@sdsu.edu SAN DIEGO – Tomorrow, the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) and…

Job Announcement: Organizer

The ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) seeks a dynamic Community Organizer. The Organizer will be responsible for creating a network of civil rights and civil liberty community advocates to advance the ACLU’s vision and values in…

Journalists Sue Federal Government to Defend Free Press in ACLU Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2019 CONTACT: Abdullah Hasan, ACLU, ahasan@aclu.org Edward Sifuentes, ACLU of San Diego, esifuentes@aclusandiego.org Diana Lee, NYCLU, dlee@nyclu.org NEW YORK — Five journalists who were tracked, detained, and interrogated by the Department of Homeland Security in an…

Family Subjected to MPP Will Not Be Returned to Mexico to Pursue Their Asylum Claim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 14, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes, ACLUF of San Diego & Imperial Counties, 619-501-3408,esifuentes@aclusandiego.org Sandy Young, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, 619-295-7140,sandy@jwalcher.com SAN DIEGO – In a victory for immigrants’ rights, a Guatemalan family who had…