Freedom for Immigrants is featured in Orange Is The New Black — and  you can support our mission.

Freedom for Immigrants is featured in Orange Is The New Black — and you can support our mission.

 
 

The U.S. has the largest immigration detention system in the world.

On any given day, over 50,000 children and adults are languishing in immigrant jails and prisons. They don't have access to a court-appointed attorney, a free phone call, or a speedy trial. Many of them are subjected to medical neglect, sexual and physical assault, and other forms of human rights abuses. Two-thirds of people in U.S. immigration detention are in private prisons and the rest are locked up in county and city jails, all of which profit off their misery. The U.S. government and the private prison industry have been exporting immigration detention to governments across the globe. This is unacceptable.

This is why we are fighting for Freedom for Immigrants. 

You can, too. 

 
 
 
 

WHO WE ARE

OUR IMPACT

Through our visitation network, hotline, and other initiatives, we are building power together and across borders to end immigration detention. 

 OUR MISSION & VALUES

We are dedicated to abolishing immigration detention worldwide, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system.

 
 
 
 

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WHAT WE DO

 
 

NATIONAL BOND FUND

 
 

Detained immigrants sometimes have the opportunity to be released on a cash bond — which is like bail — while fighting their cases.  Once bonded out, they are eight times more likely to win their immigration cases. But without the ability to pay a bond, many individuals are forced to languish in immigration detention and away from their loved ones and communities. 

That's why we have developed a revolving bond fund to assist families who are simply in need of a loan that may be recycled to help someone else win their freedom in the future. 

 
 
 

NEW INTERACTIVE MAP

Our new map keeps track of the more than 200 detention facilities in the U.S., ICE contracts, bond statistics, the programs in our visitation network, and more.

 
 

FEATURED INVESTIGATIONS

We monitor and document patterns of systemic oppression in detention facilities

Read more about our other Independent Monitoring and Investigations

 
 

STORYTELLING PROJECTS

Our award-winning storytelling projects give people in immigration detention and their allies an opportunity to be heard and tell impactful stories beyond walls and borders. Check out all of our Storytelling Projects 

ImmPRINT

Every immigrant has a voice.

This is our platform.

 
 

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