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Visitation (Currently Remote)

Freedom for Immigrants, an Immigration Justice Campaign partner, is connected to the largest network of visitor volunteers in the US with more than 4,000 people making visits each week. If you live within driving distance to a detention center, this is a crucial way that you can provide direct support to people in immigration detention and work with them to expose human rights violations and abuses.

Each visitation group operates differently given local contexts and detention facility rules. If you live near a detention center without a visitation group that is currently active, we may work with you to launch a new visitation initiative and in that case will follow up with you directly.

COVID-19 Update: During the COVID-19 pandemic, visitation groups are still continuing the critical work of supporting people in ICE detention and reporting human rights violations. Volunteers can communicate with people inside over the phone and/or by mail, and in some facilities electronic messaging and video visitation is possible.

To learn more about this opportunity or others, please visit our Types of Volunteer Opportunities page.

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For questions contact Rebecca Merton, Director of Visitation and Independent Monitoring, at

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