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MO/KS ICE Detention Helpline - Spanish-Speaker Volunteer Training

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10 - 11:30 AM
Location: Kansas City-St Joseph Diocese
20 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1704, United States

Do you speak Spanish? Do you want to do more to help detained immigrants in our community?? Join us to be trained as a KS/MO Detention Helpline Dispatcher. After being trained, you may volunteer as a Dispatcher as much or as little as your weekly schedule allows.

For years, those who are detained by ICE in Missouri and Kansas have been transferred to rural county jails where they are expected to navigate an extremely complex legal process while communication with family, friends, and lawyers can be extremely difficult (sometimes impossible). This dilemma has led to the arbitrary detention and deportation of countless of our community members.

Local immigration lawyers and immigrant rights organizations are launching a volunteer-operated Detention Helpline to serve as a lifeline for those who are detained by ICE. Detention Helpline Dispatchers will operate as a lifeline for detained individuals and their families by serving as an access point as well as a bridge to local resources and free legal services.

Our Dispatcher Training will take place at the Kansas City-St Joseph Diocese at 20 W 9th ST Kansas City MO 64105. There will be parking available at the event location.


Later Event: February 23
ACLU MO - Lobby Training Day