Wednesday, September 28th from 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Geo Group Adelanto Detention Camp (10400 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA)
The Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California (JFIC), a partnership of more than twenty organizations from all sectors of the community including faith, legal and advocacy-based groups across the Inland Empire, invite you to participate in a vigil coinciding with the opening of Geo Group Adelanto Detention Center on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00 pm.
Geo Group’s detention center in Adelanto is the first in the Inland area and will serve as the main facility for immigrants detained in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The facility will cost taxpayers $42 million annually which will go to for-profit multinational corporation Geo Group
Shuttle vans will depart at 4:30 pm. for Adelanto.
There will be two pick up points for the vigil.
1) Sacred Heart Church located on 12704 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739.
2) San Bernardino Pastoral Center located on 1201 E. Highland Ave.San Bernardino, CA 92404
Parking at Sacred Heart Church and Pastoral Center will be available.
Why Host a Vigil?
A Prayer Vigil is a space where people of all faiths can come together in unity, air greivances, pray, and support one another through these hard times for our immigrant sisters and brothers. Hosting a prayer vigil will give people within the community as well as immigrant rights advocates an opportunity to reflect on the deep spiritual roots of our work, will support immigrants in this country, highlight the moral aspects of the immigration issue, and keep in mind our country’s failed immigration policies that tear families apart. The opening of Geo Group Adelanto Detention Center is a vivid reminder of the lack of immigration reform in this country. The vigil will be a solemn event, one which mourns the lack of immigration reform and shows that the respect of immigrant rights is top priority for the Inland community.
JFIC will be providing shuttle vans for transportation to the vigil and back. One pick up point will be in San Bernardino area near the 215 freeway and another pick up point in Ontario/Upland area near the 15 freeway.
Visit website; www.justiceforimmigrantscoalition.org