Advocacy

These organizations are doing political and public work in support of immigrants and refugees. Often these agencies provide a variety of services with a focus on direct action as well as raising public awareness.


Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) is a statewide immigrant and refugee advocacy group that hold citizenship and rights awareness workshops. TIRRC works in local communities to provide integration services for immigrants as well as outreach to community members to build support for new immigrant communities. Citizenship workshops provide practical assistance to eligible individuals. …

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The Accompany Project

Muslims, undocumented immigrants, and others who face potential violence while commuting or traveling alone can request a companion from The Accompany Project, which trains New Yorkers “to disrupt violence – particularly against Arab, Muslim and undocumented residents – and to organize for stronger, safer neighborhoods.” Those wishing to request that someone commute or travel with …

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The Florence Project – Free Legal & Social Services to detained immigrants in Arizona

Provides free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied minors in immigration custody in Arizona. They also do advocacy and outreach. All web pages can be translated into many other languages. Resources include the following sections – a list of FAQs; how to defend your own case; for immigrant parents; and for pro bono & …

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Colorado Legal Services, Migrant Farm Worker Division

A collection of resources in Spanish and English for migrant farm workers and their advocates, including links to general farm worker resources, Colorado immigration services, labor and farm worker organizations, and other non-farm worker Colorado immigrant services. http://www.coloradofarmworkers.org/links.html

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Southern Arizona Legal Aid

Southern Arizona Legal Aid provides immigration assistance to refugees, asylum seekers, permanent residents, and undocumented persons, especially those who have been victims of violent crimes and those with disabilities. https://www.sazlegalaid.org/services/immigration-naturalization

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Legal Aid Society, Immigration Law Unit

Know Your Rights, Executive Actions,Deportation Information The Legal Aid Society is a nonprofit public interest law firm for low-income families and individuals. The Society’s Immigration Law Unit provides an emergency plan information factsheet to help communities prepare in case of detention and deportation of a family member. It also offers a factsheet on providing sanctuary …

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Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) serves the Commonwealth’s one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, strategic communications, citizenship assistance, and AmeriCorps initiatives and has an active membership of over 130 organizations. http://www.miracoalition.org/

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Bethany Christian Services – Refugee and Immigrant Services

Helps with refugee resettlement efforts in West Michigan, including pairing unaccompanied minors with foster families. Offers a transitional living facility for youths, as well as employment services, English language classes, transportation assistance, and mentoring opportunities. Additionally, provides counseling for victims of trauma, including coordinating medical and legal services. American citizens may also find information on …

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Refugee Development Center

Offering formal and informal education opportunities through programs for families, such as after-school tutoring, English language classes, youth group activities, parent workshops, and mentorships. Also provides community education on issues affecting refugees. http://www.refugeedevelopmentcenter.org

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Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

By promoting refugee and immigrant rights in federal, state, and local policy, MCIRR’s mission is to create an inclusive atmosphere for refugees across Michigan. Sponsored events also help spread awareness on immigrants’ rights and help advocate for increased quality of life. http://www.mcirr.org

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