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.
"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."
Only 14% of detained immigrants have an attorney. We are mobilizing attorneys nationwide to stand alongside immigrants in court. Watch our introduction video here.
In the News
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: 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.”
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 scam.immigrationcouncil.org.