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Prepared Testimony to Imperial County Board of Supervisors Regarding Data Collection and Decarceration

The following is a prepared testimony delivered to the Imperial County Board of Supervisors by Crystal Quezada, senior community advocate in Imperial County for the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties.  Good... Read More


A Closer Look: During COVID-19 Pandemic, the ACLU Remains Vigilant

[caption id="attachment_16786" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Letters sent to various organizations and institutions authored by ACLU-SDIC and others.[/caption] By Edward Sifuentes SAN DIEGO – The COVID-19... Read More

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Immigrant Rights

Court Rejects Lawsuit to Force Governor to Halt ICE Transfers During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy,, 626-755-4129 (cell) SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court today rejected a... Read More

Press Releases

ACLU Statement on First Known Death from COVID-19 in ICE Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2020 CONTACTS: Hanna Johnson,, 650-464-1698 Ed Sifuentes, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, 619-501-3408, SAN DIEGO — The... Read More


Federal Judge Orders Release of Dozens of Medically Vulnerable People at Otay Mesa Detention Center

April 30, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Ed Sifuentes, ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties,, 619-501-3408 SAN DIEGO – Today, Judge Dana Sabraw issued an order directing the... Read More