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Letter to Pennsylvania ICE Operations on Behalf of Vulnerable Populations Incarcerated

Advancement Project National Office, and Pennsylvania based immigrant rights organizations, Juntos, Casa San Jose, VietLead, and Asian Americans United have delivered a letter to the Pennsylvania Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Enforcement & Removal Operations (ICE ERO), the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), sheriff’s offices, and police departments across Pennsylvania to protect the lives of vulnerable community members by immediately releasing all people from incarceration and ending the flow of new people into jail, prison, and immigration detention systems amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The letter cites the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as a call to release incarcerated people. The pandemic has already seen more than 4,000 in Pennsylvania infected by the virus and hundreds have been tested and are awaiting their results—health officials expect the number to surge in the coming weeks.

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