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Category: Law & Justice

How Family Letters Beat a Juvenile Hall Sentence and a Potential Deportation

A profile of an ACJP San Mateo case where letters from the family changed the outcome of a juvenile criminal case that had immigration consequences.

Keeping Families Together — Using Photographs to Show Why Loved Ones Should Not Be Deported

This week, we at ACJP worked with a family and their attorney to put together an almost 100 page mitigation packet to help support their loved one’s deportation proceedings and hopefully convince immigration officials to let their brother stay in the US. Their brother was a victim of a horrific crime, one that has traumatized him and his family for years.

There’s Something About Mary’s Family: Bringing Loved Ones Home After Three Strikes Reform

An ACJP family starts the journey to bring their loved home home after the passing of California's historic Proposition 36.

Sisters That Been There Graduate "The Celebration of Life"

DeBug Photographer Charisse Domingo attends a graduation of life for women who've been stuck in the cycles of incarceration. "Sisters That Been There" a support group created by former incarcerated Steeda McGruder explains each of her graduates

Hip Hop for Justice in South San Jose (De-Bug and Zulu Nation Event)

Hip Hop met politics in the Edenvale Community Center in South San Jose. MCs, elected officials, community leaders all having a good time while building a movement.

East Palo Alto City Council Passes Resolution Against Juvenile Detainer Requests

On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the East Palo Alto City Council unanimously adopted a resolution to urge the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and Probation Chief Stu Forrest from referring youth to federal immigration officials. San Mateo County continues to be one of the highest referring counties in California to ICE...

ICE Breaker Championships Raises Legal Funds For Young Immigrant and Sparks Unexpected Soccer Feud Between SJ and EPA

Supported by the local civil rights community, De-Bug's ACJP was able to raise the legal funds needed for a fourteen year old to fight a deportation order. The soccer tournament also turned out to be an epic sporting event that has redefined the concept of competition.

Family Bonds Triumph Over Life Sentence

Two pictures, one family. An image showing the power of how family bonds and voice can change the outcome of cases when someone is being wrongly prosecuted.

Community Leader Elvira Zayas Released

A victory for family and loved ones who have fought and supported the release of Elvira Zayas for the last 3 weeks. Arrested on charges that were up to 10 years max, Zayas was released on Tuesday night at 9:30pm and reunited with family and community yesterday. Photos are taken by Elvira's older brother Alex Zayas and Jean Melesaine.

When A Community Leader Is Falsely Arrested

When San Francisco Police officers falsely arrested 19 year old Latina superstar Elvira Zayas, they didn't realize how much community would come in force in efforts to support her release. While the trial continues, so does the support from the community of artists, community leaders, and caring members who fight for her arrival home.
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