We have ways for you to get involved today. See below for tools to engage in a range of advocacy actions.
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- Take Action Now: Ask Senate Leadership to Speak Out about the Horrors of Family Separation
The separation of over 5,000 children from their parents at the border was recognized by many members of Congress as a horrific event in our nation’s history. Now some members of Congress have been loudly attacking separated families in the news, suggesting that they brought this trauma on themselves and shouldn’t be compensated for the harm they suffered at the hands of our government. Do not allow family separation to be forgotten. Please use our form to ask Senate leadership to speak out against family separation.
- Take Action Now: Demand the Release of Immigrants from One of the Worst Detention Facilities in the Country
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is holding immigrants, including Haitian asylum seekers from Del Rio, in a detention center that failed its inspection. Use our form to demand that everyone who's eligible be released.
- Take Action Now: Demand Fair Releases for the Increasing Number of People in Detention
Demand that U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) end its arbitrary rules of release - use our form to send four specific requests to ICE and the Department of Homeland Security.
- Take Action Now: Demand a Humane Immigration System
Use our form to urge President Biden to live up to his administration’s commitment to a humane and just immigration policy.
- Speak Out in Support of Alternatives to Detention
The punitive environment of detention can take a catastrophic toll on those in ICE custody. The pandemic has revealed more than ever before how dangerous immigration detention can be and the critical need for immediate change. Use our template Letter to the Editor (LTE) and sample social media posts to speak out for alternatives to detention (ATDs).
- Template Letter to the Editor (LTE) Regarding Medical Care in Detention
We encourage you to use our template to submit a Letter to the Editor to your local newspaper. If you are working on a case and have examples of medical neglect in detention, please include those examples where indicated. Please only share case examples with the consent of your client, and do not include your client's name or any identifying details.
- Language Access CRCL Complaint Template
Use this template to submit a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) for any language access violations your client has experienced. These violations may include but are not limited to lack of interpretation in daily conversations with ICE, ICE serving documents without adequate interpretation and translation, barriers to access physical and mental health services, inability to read information provided to detained individuals such as instructions for using telephones.
- Advocacy Toolkit: Requesting your Client's Release from ICE Detention During COVID-19 Pandemic
Use this step-by-step guide to help you reach out to Congress to educate them about what is happening in ICE detention facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and demand oversight over ICE parole decisions and procedures.
- Beyond Casework: Advocacy Toolkit
The Immigration Justice Campaign mobilizes attorneys and others to provide legal representation to the thousands of men and women imprisoned in ICE detention facilities. However, legal representation is only one way to fight the deportation and detention machine. This advocacy toolkit is designed to give lawyers and non-lawyers the tools to effectuate change outside the courtroom.
- Advocacy Toolkit: Hold ICE Accountable for Deplorable Medical Attention in Detention
Learn how to hold the government accountable for deplorable medical care in ICE detention facilities. This toolkit will guide you through filing an oversight complaint with government agencies, demanding oversight from Congress, and writing a Letter to the Editor (LTE).
Educating oneself is an important first step toward advocating for due process and justice for detained immigrants. One of our parent organizations, the American Immigration Council, offers many resources and fact sheets on topics ranging from immigration 101 to due process and immigration courts, as well as immigration detention.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), another parent organization of the Immigration Justice Campaign, hosts an Advocacy Action Center where constituents can find template letters on many immigration matters – including detention and the immigration court system -- to send to their elected representatives.
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.