COVID-19 Updates

The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound impacts on the immigration detention system and the immigration courts. On this page you will find updates related to detention, release from detention, the operation of the immigration courts, and legal arguments related to COVID-19.

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. Watch our introduction video here.

Meet Our Volunteers

“My client is a gay man who was persecuted in his home country because of his sexuality. He was beaten repeatedly, but the police did nothing. The government in his country implicitly condones violence against gay men so he had no legal recourse. Then, his partner was murdered. Fearing for his life, my client escaped to the United States.”

SPEAK OUT Against Proposed Rule that Attempts to Gut U.S. Asylum System

On June 15, 2020, the Trump Administration published a new proposed regulation that, if implemented, would decimate the U.S. asylum system. Send a comment to the government highlighting why this rule would be disastrous for those in need of protection. We strongly encourage you to personalize your comment if you are able, as the government gives more weight to unique comments.

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RECORDED WEBINAR: Volunteer Opportunities with Freedom for Immigrants: How Non-Attorneys Can Support People in ICE Detention & Report Human Rights Violations

Freedom for Immigrants recently shared their volunteer opportunities for non-attorneys to support people who are or have been in immigration detention and report human rights violations. Both remote and on-the-ground volunteer options were discussed, such as: answering hotline calls, corresponding by mail, sponsoring & supporting individuals upon release, and advocating for policy change.

Matter of A-B- : Case Updates, Current Trends, and Suggested Strategies

Seven months after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued Matter of A-B-, expert practitioners discuss how the decision has been implemented, trends at all levels of adjudication, and legal arguments and strategies for a post-A-B- world. Download the slides for the webinar.

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).

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.

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Fighting Together for a Fair Day in Court

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We are mobilizing attorneys nationwide to stand alongside immigrants in court.

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