Press Releases

July 31, 2018: Sixteen Coalition Groups, Faith and Civic Leaders to Hold Press Conference to Call on Mayor Woodfin to Take Action on Proposed “Trust and Public Safety” Order (with CAIR-Alabama)

December 6, 2017: Immigrant and Civil Rights Groups Sue Homeland Security for Failing to Disclose Memo Recommending Closure of Notorious Alabama Detention Facility

September 15, 2017: Local Residents and Civil Rights Advocates Gather to Denounce Racial Profiling of Latinos in Gardendale Courthouse, Demand Information on City’s Collusion with Immigration Agency

September 6, 2017: Adelante Reacts to Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement

June 29, 2017: Civil and Immigrant Rights Defenders March For Sanctuary in Downtown Birmingham

November 9, 2016: Adelante Statement on Trump’s Election: “We Are Ready For This”; en español: Adelante Reacciona a la Elección de Trump: “Estamos Listos Para Esto”

September 8, 2016: Community Members Urge the Department of Homeland Security to Release a Crucial Document on Systemic Civil Rights Violations at the Etowah County Immigrant Detention Center

June 23, 2016: Adelante Reacts to Supreme Court’s 4-4 Split in US v. Texas; en español: Adelante Reacciona al Empate de la Corte Suprema en US v. Texas

June 17, 2016: Workers File Suit To Recover Stolen Wages From Abusive Boss, Hold Corporate Employers Accountable

April 1, 2016: Activists From Around The Country Descend on Etowah’s Detention Center Demanding Closure

July 24, 2015: Prominent Anti-Detention Groups Join Local Charitable, Religious, and Community Organizations in Calling for Closure and Investigation of Etowah Immigration Jail

June 9, 2015: Honduran Migrants Who Have Lost Limbs to the Train Known as ‘The Beast’ Visit Birmingham on Their Way to Seek Audience with President

May 27, 2015: Tuskegee Becomes First City in Alabama to Enact Immigrant TRUST Policy, Rejects Entanglement with Immigration Enforcement

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