New Guide For Visiting Immigrants in U.S Detention Facilities
This manual, published by Detention Watch Network, a partner organization of United Methodist Women, provides a step-by step guide for people interested in visiting immigrant detention facilities.
The resource is geared toward people of various faiths (with a focus on Christian, Jewish and Muslim based groups) who want to reach out and provide a friendly interaction with immigrant detainees. Detention Watch Network provides all of the tools required for leaders to begin visitation program including interest forms, leadership team advice, statements on confidentiality, and important contact information.
A human, more subjective touch is added from first hand accounts of leaders from around the United States. United Methodist Women might find this tool to be extremely resourceful in recruiting interest in their own districts, jurisdictions, or regions. The Christian emphasis on love of neighbor and “the stranger” is highlighted throughout this travail and it can be downloaded here.
To learn more about Detention Watch Network’s social justice work, please visit http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/