Serving detained immigrants in need

Updated March 19, 2020

ADVOCACY

#FreeThemAll a toolkit to advocate for the release of those in immigrant detention

Hispanic Caucus calls for release of those in detention

American Business Immigration Coalition: Support the Families First Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6201) 

ICDI’s Response to the Corona virus pandemic

As conditions around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, we are making an effort as an organization to put in place the best possible practices to ensure the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, supporters, and staff, based on the recommendations of public health officials.

ICDI has implemented the following and will continue to make changes as needed: 

  • ICDI is actively advocating on behalf of people in immigrant detention and in ICE custody.
  • We are working with jails to explore alternative ways to support people in detention and will continue to put commissary funds into accounts with a balance of less than $10.
  • We are exploring ways to support and advocate for unaccompanied children.
  • All programs are suspended.
  • All volunteer shifts are canceled until further notice.
  • All employees are conducting their work remotely for the foreseeable future. In-person meetings will be rescheduled or conducted by conference call or virtual meeting.
  • The Sisters of Mercy Admin building and all of the jails and children’s centers are closed to services.
  • Case management will continue for those in our care at the CTU Housing Cooperative, the Christian Brothers home, and private locations.  Case management will be conducted by phone and video conferencing for the protection of all.
  • We are not accepting in-kind donations at this time.
  • ICDI events are postponed until further notice.  This includes the Art Event scheduled for March 19th and the Volunteer Appreciation Event scheduled for May 4th.

We encourage all participants, volunteers, and supporters to reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns about the impacts of these changes.

We will continue to make safety the highest priority for everyone in our network, and we move forward with the understanding that we may be required to make additional adjustments to our programming as conditions change. 

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time.