Last May, eight asylum seekers began a peaceful hunger strike to call attention to the inhumane conditions at Adelanto Detention Center. In return, they were violently assaulted, pepper sprayed, and thrown in segregation, where they were denied access to their families, advocates and lawyers. Those young men have now filed a civil rights lawsuit against ICE, GEO Group, and the City of Adelanto. Join us at this very important press event to support the men, to uplift their voices, and to make clear to ICE and this Administration that the incarceration of migrants -- and the inhumane separation of parents and children -- has to end.
WHAT: Press conference & rally announcing the lawsuit
WHEN: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
TIME: 10AM (start gathering at 9:30AM)
WHERE: 300 N. Los Angeles (the steps in front of the Federal Building)
WHO: Adelanto Hunger Strikers and their civil rights attorneys, plus: human rights attorneys, immigration advocates, faith leaders, asylum seekers, unions and workers
If your organization would like to endorse this event and be named on the press materials, please let us know.
Rachel Steinback (civil rights attorney): SteinbackLaw@gmail.com // 213.537.5370
Guillermo Torres (CLUE): firstname.lastname@example.org // 323.228.2753