Detention During COVID-19: What is Happening and How You Can Help
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.
Only 14% of detained immigrants have an attorney. We are mobilizing attorneys nationwide to stand alongside immigrants in court. Watch our introduction video here.
“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.”
In the News
Buzzfeed, February 13, 2020
My city used to welcome refugees. ‘Remain in Mexico’ means we can’t anymore.
Washington Post, November 19, 2019
Many moms say kid’s health worsened in immigration custody
Associated Press, September 4, 2019
Medical Care For Immigrants Is Only Getting Worse At An ICE Detention Center, Advocates Say
BuzzFeed, June 11, 2019
Lawyers slam ‘Wild West’ atmosphere in Texas immigration court
CNN, April 3, 2019
Complaint: El Paso immigration judges violate due process
Associated Press, April 3, 2019
Infants as young as 5 months old are being detained by ICE, groups claim
CBS News, February 28, 2019
Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, March 31 at 1pm ET to hear directly from legal service providers about what is happening in immigration detention centers and immigration courts around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic..
The Trump Administration has launched a full-on war on asylum seekers — trying to prevent people fleeing persecution from reaching the U.S., restricting access to asylum protection for those who are able to make it here. Join the Immigration Justice Campaign for a look at the latest developments in this sustained assault on humanitarian protections — including the very recent practice of turning away asylum seekers and flying them to remote parts of Guatemala. Download the slides for the webinar.
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.
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.