Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’ Statement on Arleta Detention Center

Monday, January 6, 2020

ARLETA – Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) issues a statement on reports that a privately operated migrant detention facility has filed an application to open a new detention center in Arleta.

“The Trump Administration has a proven track record of the inhumane and grotesque treatment of putting children and families in cages with inadequate services. Children have died behind these bars. I adamantly oppose the criminalization and commercialization of putting children in cages in our community. Private prisons to detain innocent children have no place in a humane and civil society, and does not reflect California’s values.” 

The property located at 9120 Woodman Avenue, Arleta, CA 91331, is being considered for development as a privately operated detention or holding facility. This facility is intended to house unaccompanied minors who have been detained for entering the county without immigration documentation.

Assemblywoman Rivas proudly represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Granada Hills, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, and San Fernando.

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CONTACT:
Judy Yee, Judy.Yee@asm.ca.gov, 916.319.2039