Press Releases

October 17, 2018: Groups Call for Investigation Into Potential Violations of Federal Law by Alabama Sheriffs with Federal Detention Contracts who Convert Jail Food Funds to Personal Use (with Alabama Appleseed)

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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