Students, religious leaders, and people of faith serve as a presence in the Immigration Court to let those involved in the court system know that people are watching and care about what happens to our immigrant sisters and brothers. It is our goal that through monitoring and documenting we can bring transparency to this broken system and support the urgent need for more just immigration policies. Court Watch is also a ministry of presence. People in detention are not physically present in court. They hear the proceeding and communicate with the judge via video camera. They are comforted knowing that there are Court Watch volunteers present. Court Watch volunteers are present at hearings morning and afternoon, Monday through Thursday.
To find out how you can volunteer, call 773-779-6011, ext. 3846 or contact us here.