Fighting with immigrants and asylees in detention

Immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for decades are now finding themselves at the center of the government's anti-immigrant policies. Despite some victories in stopping these changes, the administration has found ways to continue targeting immigrant families.

Thousands of detained immigrants and asylum seekers need a fighting opportunity to reunite with their loved ones and remain in the United States.

Detention Lifeline creates a way for those detained to get in contact with a national network of volunteers and community members who can fight with them.

From Rapid Response to Detention Lifeline

Through the past year supporting communities around the country in responding to ICE raids, we've seen how the administration's policies are directly impacting immigrants and their families.

Out of the 26,000 calls on rapid response hotlines, more than 90% of callers needed assistance after someone had already been detained by ICE.

The challenges faced by immigrants are changing. Through our work building rapid response technology, we've identified gaps and are now creating the Detention Lifeline.

Read the full Rapid Response 2018 Impact Report

Make a Difference

Become a Dispatcher

The best way to stop these deportations is by getting involved. As a Detention Lifeline dispatcher, you will work directly with detained immigrants and their families. You will be a vital link between immigrants and their freedom.

Anyone can become a dispatcher, previous hotline experience is not required. Our team will work directly with you to understand the nuances of the immigration system and support you with training.

Basic requirements include the following:

    • Bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English
    • 4 to 10 hours per week
    • A commitment of at least 3 months after training
    • Access to laptop & internet when working a shift

Upcoming Training: Detention 101 at SXSW 2019

What: Join the Detention Lifeline team and learn how to answer calls and work detention cases.

Where: 919 Congress Ave, 6th Floor, Austin, Texas

When: Friday 3/15 from 9:00am - 1:00pm CT

Signup: Select SXSW option in the form below