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Homeland Security Web Tool for Finding ICE Detainees

In the Houston Catholic Worker, March-April 2010, we wrote about the secret jails of Homeland Security and the ways in which ICE disappears people and families and lawyers cannot find them .

In July 2010 the Department of Homeland Security unveiled a web site for locating immigrants detained by ICE. We hope that this site is frequently updated and that families will be able to find their loved ones and that lawyers will be able to find those they represent.

If you are searching for an immigrant known to you, try the web site at  https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do . You can search by name and birth date or by the A number (alien number assigned to each immigrant). Please let us know your success or lack thereof at info@ cjd.org.