Archive for September, 2009


Welcome to the Chicago Courtwatch Blog

Court Watch is a program sponsored by Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition, Sisters of Mercy and Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants. Court Watch participants stand in solidarity and serve as a presence in Detained Immigration Court to let those involved in this system know that we are watching and we care about what happens to our immigrant sisters and brothers. By serving as a public witness we aim to bring transparency to this broken system and educate outside communities about the current conditions of immigrants in detention. It is our goal that through monitoring and documenting our observations we also support the urgent and imperative need for comprehensive immigration reform.

This blog is a resource for volunteers and a venue for reflections and observations of the Detained Immigration Court System.