How to look for someone who has been detained
Online locator: 
Check for several variations on the person’s name if you can’t find them on first try (last name first, different spellings—sometimes it works.) Use the ICE online locator to find someone detained who is currently in ICE custody, or who was released from ICE custody for any reason within the last 60 days. The system cannot search for records of persons under the age of 18.

Immigration Court Hotline: 1-800-898-7180.
If the person you know already has court assigned and you know the person’s A#, then you can call the immigration court hotline, at least to find out what court they will be going through.

Offers free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security in Arizona.

A multimedia story project.
Ongoing campaign by the Southwest Institute for Women to protect and advance the human and civil rights of women in immigration detention facilities.


A coalition of groups working to reform the U.S. detention and deportation system so that all who come to our shores receive fair and humane treatment.
Witnessing to God’s love for all people, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service stands with and advocates for migrants and refugees, transforming communities through ministries of service and justice.

Law, theology, and advocacy on immigration issues and policies.

Telling the stories of today's immigrants. Reporters who straddle two cultures tell the stories often unseen by the mainstream media.