Detention Watch Network is pleased to offer this new resource for establishing immigration detention visitor programs -- a compilation of many members’ considerable expertise.
DWN members assist immigrants detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) in many ways. Some are lawyers, social workers, or chaplains working directly with people in detention. Others are community organizers and advocates, working to change the policies and practices that violate the human rights of asylum seekers and other immigrants who come to this country seeking protection and life and that tear apart families and communities. Others are individuals and their families directly impacted by the detention and deportation system willing to speak out about the impact of the harsh U.S. policies and working to reform the system so that others do not have to go through the same suffering.