Immigration Justice Campaign is an initiative of American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and American Immigration Representation Project.

Immigration Justice Campaign Text Logo
Immigration Justice Campaign Text Logo
Ending Immigration Detention
Ending Immigration Detention

We are fighting for the end to immigration detention, which comes at great cost to families, communities, and taxpayers–and great profit to private prison companies.

Stand with Afghans
Stand with Afghans Seeking Asylum

We are working with people who were evacuated from Afghanistan and are now seeking asylum in the United States.

Meet Our Volunteers
Meet Our Volunteers

"I reached out to a number of local and national organizations that I found in need of pro bono attorneys. Among the most responsive was the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and I realized that some of the most cutting edge and important work was being done by AILA and their partners through the Immigration Justice Campaign."

Join Today
Fighting together for a fair day in court

Only 14% of detained immigrants have an attorney. We are mobilizing attorneys nationwide to stand alongside immigrants in court.

previous arrow
next arrow

 In the News

Our Legal System Needs to Interview Traumatized Immigrants Better
Newsweek, August 4, 2022

‘I felt like I was a prisoner’: The rapid rise of U.S. immigration authorities’ electronic surveillance programs
Coda, May 26, 2022

Border closures harm those we’re supposed to protect
Arizona Daily Star, May 13, 2022

Racial discrimination, excessive force, retaliation alleged at ICE detention center in Aurora
The Colorado Sun, April 14, 2022

Civil Rights Groups Call For The Immediate Release Of People Detained In Torrance County Detention Facility Due to Unsanitary Conditions
The Paper., March 20, 2022

Migrant dies at Arizona border, latest in record-breaking trend as more people try the dangerous journey
12NEWS KPNX Phoenix, March 16, 2022

“It’s like they don’t believe in COVID-19”: Complaint claims ICE failing to contain infections at Aurora facility
The Colorado Sun, February 23, 2022

Our Broken Refugee Process Is Sending Haitian Asylum Seekers Back to Danger
Slate, January 27, 2022

A Small GA County Saw Its Hispanic Population Rise by Over 500% – Here’s Why It Matters
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 10, 2021

Why America Keeps Turning Its Back on Haitian Migrants
Vox, September 24, 2021

Georgia Among Worst States for Legal Representation for Immigrants, Report Finds
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 9, 2021

Immigration Court Backlogs No Excuse for Terse Decisions – 3rd Cir.
Reuters, July 26, 2021

ICE Detained CA Man 77 More Days Despite Deportation Relief
Fresno Bee (paywall), July 19, 2021

California Border County Votes to Fund Legal Aid for Migrants Facing Deportation
Newsweek, May 5, 2021

Pres. Biden Urged To Fulfill Promise To End For-Profit Immigrant Jails
Newsy, February 11, 2021

Deportation Would Mean Death for My Client. We’re Fighting for His Fair Shot at Asylum
Ms. Magazine (Op-Ed), December 15, 2020

This American Life, November 6, 2020

Lawyers say deportees to Cameroon would be flying on ‘death planes’
NBC News, October 31, 2020

After ICE Detention Center Whistleblower Report, Immigration Advocates Continue Calls for Shutting Down Detention Centers
Teen Vogue, September 16, 2020

First immigrant died in ICE custody in Texas from COVID
Houston Chronicle, September 3, 2020

Opinion: Cuban ICE detainee exposes unsafe Texas facilities, pleads for release to help battle coronavirus
Houston Chronicle (Op-Ed), May 19, 2020

Salvadoran man detained by ICE dies of COVID-19
ABC News, May 7, 2020

Immigrants Say ICE Phone Policies Restrict Counsel Access
Law360, May 5, 2020

Lawyers Petition to Spring Asylum Seekers From Detention Amid Houston COVID Surge
Daily Beast, June 26, 2020

Advocates warn of more immigrant deaths without ICE action
Associated Press, May 7, 2020


Recorded Webinar:

Recorded Webinar: Working with Trauma Survivors – Q&A
View this recorded question-and-answer session with licensed clinical social worker Aimee Miller following her recent training on Best Practices for Working with Survivors of Trauma. This recorded Q&A session will be useful for attorneys, interpreters, social workers, and anyone else who works directly with survivors of trauma.

View Webinar

Recorded Webinar:

Recorded Training: Working With Mental Health Experts
Watch this recorded training facilitated by licensed clinical social worker Aimee Miller and Immigration Justice Campaign Senior Managing Attorney Jocelyn Dyer, as they present best practices and guidance on working with mental health experts on your immigration court case.
View Training

Recorded Webinar:

Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Working with Survivors of Trauma
Watch the recording of this Immigration Justice Campaign training with social worker Aimee Miller on best practices for working with survivors of trauma. You will learn how to establish a rapport with your clients and how to conduct interviews in a trauma informed manner, as well as cultural considerations you should consider when working with asylum seekers as well as self-care strategies for engaging in this challenging work.
View Webinar and Slides

Recorded Webinar:

Recorded Webinar: Help Asylum Seekers formerly subject to Remain in Mexico/MPP
Watch the recording of this Immigration Justice Campaign webinar to learn where MPP stands now and about different volunteer opportunities, for both attorneys and non-attorneys, to work with these individuals.
View Webinar and Slides

Recorded Webinar:

Webinar: Remain in Mexico: An Update and How You Can Help
Watch the recording of our recent webinar on the “Remain in Mexico” or “MPP” program, and find out how you can take action today.
View Webinar and Take Action

Recorded Webinar:

Updates on Asylum: Six Months In to the Biden Administration
Watch the recording of our recent webinar on the current status of asylum in the U.S. and how you can support asylum seekers through the Justice Campaign.

View Webinar and Slides

Recorded Webinar:

Alternatives to Detention: Community Support for Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System
People don’t need to be locked up in detention while trying to navigate the complex U.S. immigration system. A better, more humane approach exists—often in people’s own communities. Join experts from the American Immigration Council and the Women’s Refugee Commission for a webinar on our extensive survey of service providers and accompanying fact sheet, “Community Support for Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System.”
View Webinar and Slides

Letter to the Biden Administration: Executive Action to Transform Interior Immigration Enforcement

The American Immigration Council and AILA are signatories of a January 18, 2021 letter which offers recommendations to the Biden administration related to enforcement against individuals present in the United States, including a moratorium on all deportations and interior enforcement.

Special Report:

The Impact of COVID-19 on Noncitizens and Across the U.S. Immigration System
This report by the American Immigration Council identifies disruptions throughout the immigration system because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read More

Immigration Impact Blog

Find analysis on the latest immigration law and policy issues on Immigration Impact, the official blog of the American Immigration Council.

Think Immigration Blog

Find the latest blogs on topics related to asylum and removal defense on ThinkImmigration, the official blog of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Tacoma Northwest Detention Center

1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone Number: (253) 396-1611

Denver Contract Detention Facility

3130 Oakland St
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone Number: (303) 361-6612

South Texas Family Residential Center

1925 TX-85
Dilley, TX 78017
Phone Number: (830) 378-6500

Port Isabel Service Detention Center

27991 Buena Vista Blvd
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Phone Number: (956)-547-1700

Stewart Detention Center

146 Cca Rd
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone Number: (229) 838-5000

Elizabeth Detention Center

625 Evans St
Elizabeth, NJ 7201
Phone Number: (908) 352-3776

Where We Work

The Justice Campaign partners with legal service providers and pro bono representation projects nationwide that screen immigrant detainees and refer eligible cases to our nationwide network of pro bono attorneys.

Our Partners

Santa Fe Dreamers Project Logo
Cravath Logo

Fighting Together for a Fair Day in Court

Only 14% of detained immigrants have an attorney.
We are mobilizing attorneys nationwide to stand alongside immigrants in court.

About Our Model Volunteer Advocacy Get Trained Join Terms of Use

The American Immigration Council warns non-citizens to guard against spoofing phone calls from ill-intended individuals seeking to create panic among our immigrant community. To learn more, please go to

1331 G St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C., 20005 | 202-507-7500
Copyright © 2021 American Immigration Lawyers Association & American Immigration Council. All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions