These pen-pal programs for immigrants in detention are a way to show you care


Some of those detained have no one in America waiting for them — forget anyone willing to listen.
News Story (NATIONAL)

Heather Dockray
Mashable
July 25, 2018
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Tags: Detention Centers, Immigration Process

Organizations mentioned/involved: HIAS Pennsylvania


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That’s why pen pal programs to immigrants stuck in detention — conducted jointly by HIAS and Freedom for ImmigrantsLutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), and multiple other nonprofits spanning the country — have taken off in recent months, advocates told Mashable. Letter writing provides these immigrants one of the most crucial social services around: an emotional connection to the outside, increasingly hostile, world.