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

On any given day, over 40,000 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. 

 
 

help free detained immigrants!

Hundreds of individuals are at risk of being transferred out of state following the termination of the ICE contract at West County Detention Facility. We need your help to pay their bonds so they can be reunited with their families and fight their deportation cases with legal representation. 

 
 

Use Our New Tool To Assist Separated Immigrant Families Find Their Loved Ones

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Click here to help find your loved one.

Para localizar a su ser querido oprima aquí. 

 
 
 

Connect with us on social media and invite your friends to join the Freedom for Immigrants movement.

 

WHO WE ARE

 OUR MISSION & VALUES

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

OUR IMPACT

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

 

Freedom for immigrants interactive map

Our map keeps track of the more than 200 detention facilities in the U.S. as well as the programs in our visitation network. Click on the map to learn more. 

Learn why Freedom for Immigrants, formerly known as Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), changed its name. 

 
 

FEATURED INVESTIGATIONS

We monitor and document patterns of systemic oppression in detention facilities

Read more about our other Independent Monitoring and Investigations

 
 

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 

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Every immigrant has a voice.

This is their platform. 

 
 

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