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Welcome, you reached the homepage of Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) in the Chihuahuan Desert. We are distinct from the UK migrant visitation program with a similar name. Centered in Las Cruces, with volunteers in El Paso and surrounding communities, AVID in the Chihuahuan Desert is a migrant rights advocacy and immigration detention visitation organization. Our activities entail:

  1. visiting individuals confined in immigration detention
  2. corresponding with detained migrants as pen pals
  3. advocating for immigrant’s rights, and
  4. working to end immigration detention.

As tens of thousands of individuals are confined in immigration detention every day, we are always seeking additional volunteers to help end the isolation of confinement. Please participate in our current action items. If you would like to make a donation to someone in detention, please click here to learn how.

Drawing by Helegner Tijera July’18