The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants is a non-profit, faith-based organization of staff and volunteers called to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of all individuals and communities affected by immigration detention, deportation, and post-detention through pastoral care, advocacy, public witness and other activities.
The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants is a prophetic voice for just and humane treatment of immigrants caught in the immigration detention process. We uphold the dignity and basic human rights of each individual as we stand in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers as a powerful collective voice to minimize the use of detention and to seek justice. We believe that everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic human rights, including livelihood, family unity, and physical and emotional safety. We also seek to provide national leadership and models for detention work and general interfaith collaboration.
Mark Francis, CSV
Kathleen Morkert, Board Chair
Julie Owens Mineman
Betty Smith, RSM
Melanie Schikore, Executive Director
Kathy Murtha, Business Manager
Program Director, PDAN
Program Director, Deportation Ministry
Program Director, Jail Visitation
Program Director, UCIM
Program Director, Court Watch