COMMUNITY INITIATIVES FOR VISITING IMMIGRANTS IN CONFINEMENT wrote -
Help us change a life in 5 minutes. With no access to free phone calls or the Internet, people in U.S. immigration detention centers languish for weeks, months, and sometimes years without the ability to communicate with loved ones or access legal support.
We can provide a key service to solve this problem. CIVIC is setting up a permanent and free 24/7 hotline for people in immigration detention.
Help us answer the call. Donate to create a 24/7 national hotline for all people isolated in U.S. immigration detention.
With $20,000, we will be able to provide a free phone call to people detained in 250 immigration detention facilities across the United States. We will have the ability to answer 5,200 calls just in January 2016 alone!
Who is calling?
Ana is a victim of sex trafficking. Instead of protecting her, the U.S. government detained her in the U.S. immigration detention system. She was unable to contact her children, an attorney, or anyone on the outside because of the high cost of phone calls in U.S. immigration detention. Ana was re-traumatized and abused by male guards, who forced her to sleep on the cement floor of her cell. CIVIC ended Ana's isolation and abuse by providing her with free phone calls through our hotline and connecting her to legal and community resources on the outside. Ana was eventually granted a T-visa for victims of human trafficking, released, and reunited with her family.
Jose had no way to connect with the outside world. When we met him, he was afraid and worried because he had not been able to call his family to let them know where he was located. Jose is a father of three children, the youngest is just two years old. Help us provide Jose and the 34,000 other immigrants in detention right now with a free connection to their families and to a community of support.
Give today to help us answer the call 24/7.