Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention is an all-volunteer state-wide organization that assists immigrants in the 8 Louisiana detention centers and 1 Mississippi detention center in Natchez. LA-AID Volunteers provide transportation, meals, and overnight hosting for released immigrants as they travel to their family/sponsor. We have a temporary Shelter in Shreveport for those released to stay before traveling to family/sponsor or for family to pick-up the released person. We also visit and write letters to people in detention, advocate for humane treatment and medical care through ICE, monitor the population in detention centers, and communicate with detained immigrant’s families to provide resource materials for them to navigate the DHS/ICE process. We are not attorneys and do not provide legal representation for immigrants. Please see the information links below for a list of immigration attorneys and Sponsor Letter preparation.
Below are resources to help families of immigrants in detention. You can see additonal resources on the resource page.
- Sponsor LETTER TEMPLATE for sponsor to fill-out
- Sponsors Agencies that provide sponsorships
DONATE via Paypal or Venmo@LouisianaAID (select business in the tab) or send a check or money order payable to Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention to our P.O. Box 51441, Lafayette, LA 70505 .
Monies help released immigrants get to the nearest Airport or greyhound bus station so they may be reunited with their families. We also maintain a temporary shelter in Shreveport to house released immigrants for one night before they travel to their family. Seven of the detention centers are an hour and a half from the nearest airport or full-service greyhound bus station.
LA-AID has volunteer groups in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Natchez, MS, Alexandria, Shreveport, and Monroe. LA-AID is a 501(c)(3) organization.