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Bill that if passed would stop people from being transferred from prisons or local jails to detention centers. The main pipeline increasing the population in detention centers, double punishment of immigrants and family separation would be severed.

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Keep Sithy Home is a grassroots-led deportation defense campaign in support of Sithy Bin. The campaign's objectives include: a gubernatorial pardon from California’s Governor Newsom as a pathway towards much needed necessary immigration relief from the current deportation order that Sithy holds (read Sithy’s story), as well as a call to action for advocacy and policy change for those facing similar experiences. The campaign holds similar values to California base propositions such as the Vision Act, which seeks to end all collaboration between local law enforcement and the ICE agency through transfers and the Home Not Heartbreak Campaign that aims to keep families together and minimize the risks of potential deportations.

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The Dignity Not Detention (DND) coalition formed in 2015 to fight immigrant detention at the state level and strengthen collaboration with criminal justice partners to tackle the mass criminalization and incarceration of people of color. We are a partnership of over 17 California organizations composed of organizers, communications experts, attorneys, and formerly incarcerated leaders. Our collective mission is to end detention in California so that we can pave the path to end detention nationwide.



The Health4All Campaign began in 2013 when immigrant rights activists, health care advocates, and community members came together to call for expanding health care to all Californians, regardless of immigration status. Undocumented immigrants are unfairly excluded from financial help for coverage through the ACA, and even from using a state marketplace like Covered California to purchase health coverage using their own money. And while many of the most populous California counties serve the undocumented through their safety-net, too many counties still do not. Yet undocumented Californians are a key part of our community and economy and should be included in our health system as well


When we are successful, our neighborhoods and City budgets will reflect the priorities of the most impacted by oppression in our community, and will be shaped by those that for far too long have experienced intentional disenfranchisement at the hands of racist and oppressive systems of power. When we win, it'll mean that our community wins, and those who have lived at the margins of oppression are driving the change and justice that they so deserve. Ultimately, it’ll also mean that our communities know how to drive City budget change and transform the conditions that will lend itself to transformative justice in all facets of our communities.

Further, through our community power and care hub, we will: deepen our strategy, build rigor, strengthen the leadership skills of undocumented and immigrant communities and directly impacted BIPOC individuals; strengthen the leadership of community to shift local budgetary and City policies to divest from systems of punishment and criminalization to budgets that reflect communities’ priorities of safety and just systems of care and ensure that heath equity needs are met through food distribution and health information resource mobilization. What we will bear witness to is a cultural and political transposition, one where immigrants are front and center leading powerful decision making in the budget process in Long Beach, and one where they lead and imagine what health justice means to them in their communities. In order to close the racial wealth gap, LBIRC staunchly works to build up the innate leadership of BIPOC residents so that residents have the ground from which to rise from and a foundation to lead from.

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Since 2018, the People’s Budget campaign has forced conversations and action for equity and justice in the Long Beach city budget. Because Black, Latinx, Cambodian, Filipino, White, and other members of the community came together, Long Beach started reversing persistent patterns of disinvesting in communities of color. The past year of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter uprisings against police brutality have awakened more people to the value of community and humanity. The generational impacts of the still-ongoing pandemic have only widened the existing racial wealth and health gaps. We are all bearing witness to systemic oppressions driven by racism, capitalism, and white supremacy. Today we are at a critical juncture in the long-term recovery and healing of our city and our nation. With hundreds of millions of federal and state dollars coming into Long Beach, our communities need a just recovery—a People’s Recovery—that puts Black lives at the center, prioritizes and protects marginalized communities, and fundamentally reimagines community safety.



In 2020, the City of Long Beach signed a contract with the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to convert the Long Beach Convention Center into a detention center for unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico Border. As members of #ProtectionNotDetention Coalition, ÓRALE led advocacy, mobilized the community, organized efforts, and denounced all forms of detention for children. After months of community-led advocacy, resistance, and monitoring, ORR closed the Long Beach Convention Center ahead of the contract deadline.



Orale is a core member of the Anti-Surveillance Coalition. Together, are a coalition of organizations and Long Beach residents who oppose LBPD use of surveillance technology. Beyond our core membership, we have the support of over 35 other organizations from around the city, state, and nationally, all of whom echo our call for a ban on surveillance technology in Long Beach, California.



Investing in immigrant communities in LA county

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