You Can Visit A Person in Immigration Detention

What would it mean to you to know that you aren't alone and haven't been forgotten? 

Shortly after their marriage in 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents took Naz away from his wife, Hope. 

Like the more than 34,000 immigrants held in detention centers across the country, Naz was put into a for-profit immigrant detention center in Pearsall, Texas. 

After spending 10 months away from his family, Naz finally came home. But he hasn't forgotten what it meant to him to have visitors. 

"For me, visitation means a lot because I don't want to feel that I was forgotten. A lot of people in there have been there for a long time — detained for a long time — and nobody comes to visit them. It feels like you have been forgotten and everybody else moved on with their life," Naz says in the inspiring new video above. "Every visitation means a lot."

There are opportunities for volunteers to visit immigrants held in detention centers across the county. Currently, there are new visitation programs spreading throughout TexasGrassroots Leadership coordinates a visitation program at the T. Don Hutto women's immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas.

"There's nothing like helping someone be strong in their heart and their soul," said Hope. "It's such a small sacrifice for someone to go and give their time compared to what it's doing for that other person."

If you are in the Austin, Texas area and would like to volunteer for the Hutto visitation program please contact us today.

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