Most people held in immigration detention do not have legal representation. This makes it very difficult for them to pursue their cases. While immigration detention facilities are supposed to provide legal materials in different languages to those in detention, they often do not. And the legal materials provided often do not include basic guides that might help someone who is representing themselves (pro se), and who doesn’t know where to begin. This post provides some links to pro se materials that can be provided to those in detention.
Volunteers, at one point or another, visit or write to individuals who ask for help with requesting parole from ICE. This post provides a bit of background on parole, but focuses on how volunteers who visit or write to detained migrants can help.