Ways to Advocate
For many volunteers, working on an individual client’s case leads to an interest in advocating for reform in the immigration system. We connect our nationwide network of Justice Campaign volunteers to local and national groups fighting for fairness and justice for detained immigrants, and we provide our volunteers with tools to engage in a range of advocacy actions.
We have ways for you to get involved today. Browse the list below for our ongoing digital Take Actions.
- Speak Out Now Against The Latest Attack On Asylum
The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would bar asylum seekers under the guise of the COVID-19 crisis. Use our template to personalize and submit a comment telling the government why this asylum ban is unnecessary and inhumane. The public comment period is part of the process for considering new regulations and by law every unique comment received before the August 10 deadline must be reviewed. The more comments that are submitted, the more possibilities we have to delay, change, or stop the regulations from happening.
- 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.