Detained Immigrants

The Advocates For Human Rights provides immigrant detainees with free consultations and, in some instances, legal representation in their immigration removal proceedings.

The Minnesota Detention Project is a collaboration between The Advocates, other legal services providers and law school clinics in Minnesota. It was formed because people detained by ICE are not offered services of a public defender (most detainees cannot afford a private attorney). Since 2001, The Detention Project has provided the only legal representation accessible for the majority of immigrants detained by ICE in Minnesota. The work of its partners has been enhanced for Twin Cities residents by support from select city and county governments. Southeastern Minnesota Interfaith Immigrant Legal Defense has increased capacity to provide legal representation for residents and workers in Southeaster Minnesota.

If you or a friend or loved one is an immigrant and being detained, contact us at 612-341-9845 or 612-746-4672.

Other resources may be available for these detainees. For information, visit the Detention Watch Network’s website.

The Advocates’ Sarah Brenes, Director of the Refugee & Immigrant Program and Gaowen Li, Legal Fellow, Refugee & Immigrant Program, speak about Detention Preparedness and Support in this podcast.