Five service centers offer programs uniquely designed to assist refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations, helping them to become self-sufficient as quickly as possible. Center programs are also tailored to meet the needs of the host communities as they welcome these new neighbors, including resettlement services, economic empowerment, English language programs, immigration and legal services, survivors of trafficking empowerment, community wellness, medical case management, social adjustment services. Programs for minors include unaccompanied children, refugee youth program, and Central American minors. Site includes information and resources for unaccompanied minors. RST employs the use of a refugee management system to proactively meet the needs of its clients. Locations in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston.
Programs in multiple languages for immigrants include the Immigrant Justice Corps (free and low-cost legal services), cultural programs, citizenship preparation, job and career help, adult literacy classes, and English conversation groups. Serves the Brooklyn, New York area, but programs are free and open to the public. Branch hours and contact information available on the website.
Official memo from Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), rescinding DACA as of September 5, 2017. Under section “Recission of June 15, 2012 DACA Memorandum,” bulleted list explains what actions DHS will and will not take towards DACA recipients. Includes citations of related case law.
Provides the history of DACA and the Dream Act. Also contains a brief overview of state laws regarding undocumented minor immigrants and a list of states where undocumented immigrants are eligible for in-state college tuition. A section for attorneys has substantial information with Practice Advisories, Amicus Briefs, Litigation and J-1 Visas on topics such as asylum, detention, border enforcement, right to counsel, temporary protected status,waivers & relief from deportation,and other subjects.
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.
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.
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 Maine’s immigrants to contribute to their communities for generations to come. ILAP’s services include direct legal aid provided for free or low-fee, educational outreach for immigrant communities, service providers, and the general public regarding immigration laws and immigration policies, and systemic advocacy to address laws and policies affecting large numbers of Maine’s immigrants. Advocacy work is often undertaken in coalition with our Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC) partners.
ILAP works with Project Citizenship (projectcitizenship.org) as part of a regional collaboration of organizations providing citizenship application assistance and free naturalization application assistance.
English, Spanish, French, Somali, Arabic
Catholic Charities Maine Refugee and Immigration Services seeks to encourage and support refugees through the process of becoming responsible, self-reliant members of our community. Services Include:
Case Management, Corporate Training, Elder Services, Employment Services, Interpretation and Translation Services, Mentoring Programs,
Affidavit of Relationship (AOR), and Legal Services.
“Korean language versions of resources/guides for new or potential U.S. immigrants about citizenship, immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), etc.
시민권, 영주권, 아동기 도착에 대한 유예조치(DACA)등 전반적인 이민정보를 한국어로 제공하고 있다.”
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 your country of birth.
4. Do not carry papers from another country. If you do, the government can use this information in a deportation proceeding.
5. Always make sure to make an emergency plan with your loved ones (in case you are detained or deported).
6. Do not sign anything at all without understanding what you are signing. If you do not understand, ask for an interpreter.
The brief publication provides other important and extremely helpful tips. It was distributed at workshops across New York City but does not appear to be posted on the Legal Aid Society website, or at least I can’t find it there. This copy appears on the website of the Council of Peoples Organization. The publication was also available in Spanish at the workshops, but I have not located the Spanish-language version online.