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
Daily Beast, June 26, 2020
Advocates warn of more immigrant deaths without ICE action
Associated Press, May 7, 2020
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.
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.