As the country responds to the threat of COVID-19, every one of us has a spiritual calling to extend our compassion beyond our immediate orbits and remember those detained in jails and prisons across our nation. These human beings are forced to live through this pandemic without proper healthcare, preventative equipment, or appropriate safety measures. We have also gotten word about the possibility of limiting visits as a way to contain the impact of the virus. This only further underlines what we already know about the harsh treatment, overcrowding, and limited ability to stay in touch with loved ones outside that is happening in detention centers nationwide.
How you can help us advocate to #FreeThemAll:
IF YOU ARE A FAITH LEADER:
ALL OTHER PEOPLE OF CONSCIENCE:
Friends in Detention
Everyday our (anti)Detention team, led by Andres Jimenez, receives calls and letters from our Friends in detention and their families. Now, more than ever we must work to change the unjust immigration detention and deportation machine. Prisons and Immigration detention are hotbeds of COVID-19, and are in danger of becoming death camps if we do not #FreeThemAll
FREE UNACCOMPANIED MINORS
Imprisoned minors cruelly separated from their immigrant parents remain in the custody of our ORR-funded facilities are now forced to confront this pandemic in captivity, without their families, separated from their loved ones who desperately wish to be reunited with them.
We ask everyone to speak up for these voiceless children in captivity before further damage is done to their mental and physical health.
Volunteer with NSC remotely:
NSC staff are working night and day to #FreeThemAll and to support our Friends outside of detention as well. Volunteers are the backbone of this effort, and there are many ways to help out from the safety of your home. Click here to explore and sign up!