Ways to Advocate
We have ways for you to get involved today. See below for tools to engage in a range of advocacy actions.
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. View the advocacy toolkit.
Digital Take Actions
- Take Action: Ask Congress to End Medical Abuse Caused by Immigration Detention
Detained individuals report extreme delays in medical care and non-compliance with COVID-19 public health protocols, among many other problems. Email Congress to urge ICE to close the Irwin detention center due to these problems.
- Take Action Now: Tell the Government Not to Obstruct Court Hearings for Asylum Seekers
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) proposed a new regulation which, if implemented, will drastically limit the ability of individuals to obtain asylum and withholding of removal in the United States. Take action today to speak out against this proposed rule.
- Take Action: Preserve the Right to a Fair Appeal in Immigration Court
A newly proposed regulation would place the appeals process in the hands of a politicized government bureaucrat and eliminate key due process safeguards. Take action today to oppose this damaging rule.
- 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.
- Take Action Today: Urge ICE to Do the Right Thing
Ask your member of Congress to deliver this message to ICE: Immediately release vulnerable individuals and dramatically reduce the number of people in detention.
- Take Action for Individuals Detained in New Jersey
We are joining forces with Amnesty International, Families Belong Together, and other organizations to call on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to use his public health authority to pressure ICE to substantially reduce the number of those detained, mitigate the otherwise inevitable spread of COVID-19, and protect immigrants and asylum-seekers. Join our call today!
- Take Action: Call on ICE’s El Paso Field Office to Provide Phone Access to Detained Individuals
Immigration Justice Campaign volunteers and partners helped uncover systemic barriers to free, confidential phone calls for immigrants detained in the El Paso region, a jurisdiction known for some of the lowest asylum grant rates in the nation. Call on ICE’s El Paso Field Office to provide this essential service today.
- Take Action: Ask Congress to Demand that the Houston Field Office Release Detained Immigrants
Recent alarming developments show that immigrants detained in ICE facilities in the Houston region appear to be at particular risk of unnecessary suffering and even death amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Take action today to ask your member of Congress to urge ICE to use its discretion to release detained immigrants.
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.