Thank you for visiting us. Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) in the Chihuahuan Desert is a new launch of CIVIC Las Cruces, an organization dedicated to 1) visiting and writing to individuals in immigration detention and 2) advocating for the end of immigration detention. This new website serves a point of contact for those needing visits, a statement of our mission, a place to distribute news regarding issues related to our mission.
We welcome diverse points of view and rally around the common cause of welcoming the stranger and caring for the vulnerable.
“Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.”—Exodus 23:9 King James Version