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Mission Statement

To offer regular visits to immigration detainees and/or a transition program to allow released detainees (asylum seekers) to safely reach their new communities. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person's human dignity and worth.

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Did you know?

The U.S. operates the worlds largest immigration detention system. On any given day there are up to 34,000 immigrants in detention facilities across the country. More than 1000 immigrants are being held in detention facilities, right here in Orange County. Detainees can languish for months, sometimes years, away from family and friends, with no visitors, and with limited access to community and legal support.

Who we are?

We are a community of volunteers that offer regular visits to immigration detainees in Orange County. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person's human dignity and worth.

Approved by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, we visit immigration detainees at James A. Musick Facility in the City of Irvine, Theo Lacy Facility in the City of Orange, and Santa Ana City Jail.

Visit our website to learn how to become part of a community of local volunteers, dedicated to restoring hope and humanity to the lives of immigration detainees in Orange County.

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http://friendsofocdetainees.org/

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