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Edward Sifuentes
(619) 501-3408

ACLU of California Statement on the Governor’s Executive Order on the November General Election

Media Contact: Janine Shimomura 916-824-3266, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom issued an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise... 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

Press Releases

ACLU of CA Opposes Bill Enabling Face Recognition Expansion

Media Contact: Janine Shimomura 916-824-3266  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2020   Sacramento – Today, the ACLU of California joined with 55 civil rights organizations across the state to send a clear... 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