Hope can’t be quarantined

How to support immigrants and asylum-seekers in detention during this time of crisis

As many of us practice social distancing and spend our days at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we may feel scared, alone, anxious, or just uncertain of what the next few weeks may bring.

For those in immigration detention, the isolation they experience has only been intensified by the authorities’ decision to indefinitely postpone visits from friends, family, and volunteers in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. These visits are a vital source of hope for those in detention.

But we believe that hope can’t be quarantined. We know that in challenging times, we must lean on each other and find creative ways to stay connected. That is why Amnesty International USA and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) are calling on you to take action to remind our friends in detention that they’re not forgotten.

Enter your information to download our digital toolkit on how to write and send letters to those in detention, sharing messages of hope and helping them feel less isolated in this difficult time.

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Hope Can't Be Quarantined Toolkit