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.

Libraries and Resources for Temporary Protected Status Holders

By Johana Orellana The Secretary of Homeland Security designates Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to countries based on conditions in that  country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately.   TPS was established by Congress in the …

Posted in Advocacy, Libraries | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights Resource Guide

The Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights is an effort by local organizations and advocates to come together in an inclusive and diverse network from across the state to work pro-actively to change the social/political climate of immigration in Arizona and to stop the anti-immigrant tide. The Resource Guide lists organizations from Arizona’s migrant rights community. …

Posted in Advocacy, Fast Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

University of Arizona Immigrant Student Resource Center

The Immigrant Student Resource Center (ISRC) helps recruit & retain students from immigrant & refugee backgrounds. The Center provides academic, career, scholarship, & social support to currently enrolled students, including students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) work permits, undocumented students, students with mixed-immigration status families, and students from refugee backgrounds. The center also …

Posted in Advocacy, Employment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Global Detroit

Research, statistics, downloadable presentations, and annual reports regarding immigrants and economic development in the greater Detroit area.

Posted in Advocacy, Toolkits | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Freedom House

Provides free support to those seeking asylum in the U.S. and Canada. Services include housing, food, clothing, legal aid, medical care, mental health care, English as a Second Language classes, education, job training, recreation, transportation, and offsite housing after asylum is gained. Located in Detroit, MI; hours and contact information available on website.

Posted in Advocacy, Employment, Health, Learning English, Legal Aid, Youth and Family | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Provides legal aid, education and training, and resources for immigrants and service providers. Direct legal assistance is available at locations in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo – address, phone, and fax information on website.

Posted in Advocacy, Fast Resources, Legal Aid | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Immigrant Legal Access Project

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), in Portland Maine, provides free and low-cost immigration information and legal assistance to low-income Maine residents. ILAP helps Maine’s immigrants keep their families together, gain protection from persecution and domestic violence, attain residency and work authorization, and become proud U.S. citizens. ILAP builds stable families and improved opportunities, allowing …

Posted in Advocacy, Legal Aid | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of immigrants, refugees, and mainstream community members in Oregon and SW Washington. As a community-based organization, we empower children, youth, families and elders from around the world to build new lives and become self-sufficient by providing more than 150 culturally and linguistically specific social …

Posted in Advocacy, Health, Youth and Family | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Police Encounters For Non Citizens, a Legal Aid Society publication

This publication advises non-citizens, and particularly undocumented non-citizens, how to interact with the police. If you are undocumented, the publication advises you: 1. Do not provide government officials information about your immigration status. 2. Do not lie. 3. Do not give false documents or carry false documentation. You do not have to tell or provide …

Posted in Advocacy, Fast Resources, Legal Aid, Toolkits | Tagged | Leave a comment

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. …

Posted in Advocacy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment