Taking Action on Immigrant Detention

a summary of reported recommendations

*NEW: Check out the playlist created by The Beacon, which includes some of the most actionable items on this summary list:

Legislative advocacy

  • Call your members of Congress (find them here) at 202-224-3121 with specific demands:
  • cancel raids
  • improve detention conditions
  • no funding for ICE/CBP (“Defund Hate”)
  • release of detained children and families
  • demand inspections of detention centers
  • demand hearings on immigrant detention
  • Support Merkley’s Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act (S.397)
  • Support Harris’s Families NOT Facilities Act (S. 388)
  • vote NO on extra funding for deportation;
  • initiate plans to help immigrant communities affected by raids
  • form rapid response teams around immigration raids
  • ask that local law enforcement not collaborate with ICE
  • ask when they will visit local detention centers

Being an Ally During Raids


        Legal Support

        Political Support

        Bail/Bond Funds and Support

        Psycho-social support

Humanitarian Support        

Community or Multifactor Support

Direct giving to local immigrants with pending immigration cases

Obtain/Share Information

Political Candidates

  • Research presidential candidate’s platform and positions
  • Ask presidential candidates to visit detention centers
  • Ask candidates for their positions on immigration



        Spanish Speakers

        Immigration Lawyers

        Other Lawyers


  • Contribute to Traci Love art installation project
  • Make comfort dolls with You Are Loved

        Health Care Volunteers

        Other Volunteering



This document has been compiled from publicly reported information about actions that can be taken to oppose immigrant detention. It came from a variety of sources, from published newspaper articles to social media posts. The author of this compilation believes all sourcing is trustworthy, but has not independently vetted all actions or organizations. Please use due diligence before committing time or money to the organizations listed.

Questions? Corrections? Please contact the author, Kelly McConney Moore, Moore.kelly.m@gmail.com or @moore_kelly_m on Twitter; St. Petersburg, FL USA.