Justice for Immigrants Seeking Asylum (JISA) is a volunteer organization founded in 2018 in response to the needs of immigrants seeking asylum detained at the GEO Corporation private prison facility in Adelanto, California, as well as other detention facilities in the San Gabriel Valley, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
JISA is supported by residents of Claremont, CA and surrounding communities, including members of local churches, synagogues, and other faith groups, the academic community at area colleges, and concerned citizens.
A steering committee of representatives of the supporting groups sets policies, keeps records of visitations and other forms of support, sends thank-you letters to donors, and oversees publicity and fundraising efforts.
A sub-committee of the steering committee evaluates requests for reimbursements or allocations from the JISA Fund in support of asylum seekers detained at the facilities JISA volunteers visit. Our Fund is managed by the Claremont United Church of Christ, Congregational, which offers donors tax benefits for their contributions. Please see our "Donate" page for more details.
JISA is not a 501(c)3 organization, but donations are collected by the Claremont United Church of Christ which is a 501(c)3 organization. Therefore, your donations are tax-deductible.