Where We Work
The Justice Campaign is proud to partner with legal service providers and pro bono representation projects located across the country. The Justice Campaign and its partners currently need volunteers to help individuals detained at the locations below.
This list of partners and locations is not exhaustive and changes as needs change across the country.
Denver, Colorado: Aurora Contract Detention Facility
The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) is a nonprofit organization based in Colorado that provides free immigration legal services to individuals in civil immigration detention. RMIAN is at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility on a daily basis, providing Know Your Rights presentations, pro se workshops, individual screenings, and direct legal services to detained noncitizens. Even though it is located only 30 minutes outside of downtown Denver, roughly 89% of noncitizens detained at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility are unrepresented in their immigration case.
Elizabeth, New Jersey: Elizabeth Detention Facility
Partner: American Friends Service Committee
The Immigrant Rights Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) provides direct representation to immigrants detained at the Elizabeth Detention Facility. A stone’s throw from New York City, the Newark area is home to several large detention centers that house hundreds of noncitizens pending their removal proceedings, including the Elizabeth Detention Facility (roughly 300 immigration beds), the Essex County Correctional Facility (roughly 800), and the Hudson Detention Center (over 350). For detained noncitizens whose cases are heard at the Elizabeth Immigration Court, the latest data reveals that only 28% are represented in their removal proceedings.
El Paso, Texas: Various Detention Centers
Partner: Santa Fe Dreamers Project
The Immigration Justice Campaign is a partner in the El Paso Immigration Collaborative (EPIC), a collective of multiple local and national legal organizations whose goals are to increase access to counsel for detained immigrants and provide increased oversight of the immigration courts in and around El Paso, TX. One of our EPIC fellow members is the Santa Fe Dreamers Project. Together, we provide pro bono remote legal representation for detained individuals eligible for release on bond. We use technology, innovative legal theory, and legal volunteers across the United States to bring due process and support to approximately 3,500 people held in immigration custody.
Georgia & Louisiana: Various Detention Centers
The Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIFI) provides pro bono legal representation to immigrants detained in the southeastern United States at any of the following facilities: Folkston ICE Processing Center, Irwin County Detention Center, LaSalle ICE Processing Center, Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, or Stewart Detention Center. SIFI seeks to assist immigrants who are held in immigration detention centers that are located in remote areas and where rates of representation can be as low as 6%. To make matters worse, the immigration courts in these areas are widely considered to be “asylum-free” zones. Atlanta’s immigration judges deny asylum applications 98% of the time, which dwarfs the national average of roughly 51% and calls into question respect for the rule of law in these areas.
Harlingen, Texas: Port Isabel Service Processing Center and El Valle Detention Facility
The South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) empowers immigrants through high-quality legal education, representation, and connections to services. ProBAR serves immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley border region with a particular focus on the legal needs of adults and unaccompanied children in federal custody.
Miami, Florida: Broward Transitional Center and Krome Service Processing Center
Partner: Americans for Immigrant Justice
Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) is an award-winning non-profit law firm that fights for justice for immigrants through a combination of direct representation, impact litigation, advocacy and outreach.
In Florida and on a national level, we champion the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocate for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serve as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; fight to keep families informed, empowered and together; and pursue redress on behalf of immigrant groups with particular and compelling claims to justice.
There is no right to free legal representation in immigration proceedings and without AI Justice, which never charges for its services, countless adults and children without the means to hire an attorney would be forced to navigate our complex immigration system alone, essentially denying them the opportunity for justice.
San Diego, California: Otay Mesa Detention Facility
Partner: Immigration Justice Project
The Immigration Justice Project (IJP) of San Diego seeks to promote due process and access to justice for indigent immigrants and asylum-seekers through the provision of high-quality pro bono legal services for individuals appearing before the San Diego immigration court and in subsequent appeals as needed.
Dilley, Texas: South Texas Family Residential Center
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council, the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) are partners in Proyecto Dilley. Proyecto Dilley operates a non-traditional pro bono model of legal services that directly represents the immigrant mothers and children detained at the 2,400-bed South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The vast majority of families detained here are fleeing extreme violence in Central America and elsewhere and are seeking asylum in the United States.
Proyecto Dilley organizes volunteer teams for each week. Proyecto Dilley asks volunteers to commit to a Sunday-to-Friday work schedule and to arrive Sunday evening for a mandatory on-the-ground orientation meeting. After an exhilarating week, the team leaves the following Saturday, and a new team arrives to take over the caseload and carry the work forward. For more information or to volunteer, visit the Proyecto Dilley page.
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Where We Work
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
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
El Paso, TX
Port Isabel Service Processing Center
Otay Mesa Detention Center
7488 Calzada De La Fuente,
San Diego, CA 92154
Phone: (619) 671-8724
Port Isabel Service Processing Center
27991 Buena Vista Blvd,
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Phone: (956) 547-1700
Broward Transitional Center and Krome Service Processing Center
Otay Mesa Detention Facility
El Valle Detention Facility
1800 Industrial Drive
Raymondville, TX, 78580
Phone: (956) 689-9999
Folkston ICE Processing Center
3026 Highway 252 E,
Folkston, GA 31537
Phone: (912) 496-6905
Irwin County Detention Center
132 Cotton Dr,
Ocilla, GA 31774
Phone: (229) 468-4121
Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center
1133 Hampton Dupre Rd,
Pine Prairie, LA 70576
Phone: (337) 599-2198
LaSalle ICE Processing Center
830 Pinehill Rd,
Jena, LA 71342
Phone: (318) 992-7800
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.