In times of global pandemic, the risk of abuse with no oversight is at an all-time high. This is why FFI has launched the COVID-19 Detention Hotline.
247 individuals detained at Broward Transitional Center have signed a letter voicing their concerns about unsanitary conditions and the possibility of Coronavirus spread.
"I do my best to help other children who are sad," 12-year-old W says in his declaration. He and his 4-year-old brother were separated from their uncle after crossing the border.
Thousands of companies in the United States profit off people in U.S. immigration detention each year, and many of them are experiencing a windfall due to COVID-19. It’s time we hold these companies accountable.
"...we were instructed to keep digging what was clearly intended to be our own graves." M's story details her horrific experiences in Cameroon before escaping to the US - where she was immediately sent to an immigration detention center.
Reporting from the ICE substation in Miramar, FL, Bud Conlin urges ICE to "Stop requiring immigrants to physically report until this danger has passed."
KA writes to us of his feelings of despair, which have reached the point where he has given up and is ready to be deported to his home country of Ghana.
In this essay, Rachel Melancon describes how "the language of atrocity" has evolved over decades to avoid triggering our collective conscience.
This young, recently-freed-from-detention Cameroonian man wants you to try his cooking - if he can just raise the money for his food truck.