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. Its goal is to help facilitate communication between organizations across the state working on or concerned with the rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers and to help community members identify local organizations to turn to, either for help or as volunteers. Information about the individual organizations has been entered by that organization and includes websites, the type of work they do and contact names with telephone numbers/email addresses.
The News section provides links to news articles and media coverage of local, state and national immigration issues.
Membership in the coalition is free (as of this listing).
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 trains university staff, faculty, and administrators on how to work more effectively with students from immigrant and refugee backgrounds.
The website provides links to scholarships & resources for DACA & undocumented Students; health and wellness information and general resources for refugees, DACA students and citizenship information.
Hours are Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.
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.
Direct link to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Michigan listing of refugee service agencies. Includes addresses and telephone numbers.
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.
Vive is a program of Jericho Road Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization with no connection to the U.S. government. Vive provides shelter and assistance to refugees seeking asylum in Canada. The organization assists adults and families who have an anchor relative in Canada, and unaccompanied minors with parental permission but without anchor relatives, in obtaining asylum. Vive schedules appointments and interviews with the Canada Border Services Agency and houses refugees who are waiting for those appointments or interviews.
Vive charges $100 per week, a fee that includes registration, housing, meals, and access to medical care, legal services, and Wi-Fi. For taxi services to and from appointments with Canadian Border services, Vive charges $30 on the day of the appointment or interview.
The website provides a list of suggested documents, contains special information for children, and explains who Canada considers to be an “anchor relative” for purposes of asylum.
The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) assists refugees and immigrants, and individuals with limited English proficiency. MVRCR is partially accredited by the US Department of Justice and thereby authorized to represent clients before US Citizenship and Immigration Services and to complete immigration forms on clients’ behalf. MVRCR provides advocacy, counseling, information, processing, and referrals for citizenship and immigration issues. It has a refugee resettlement program in Utica that has resettled more than 15,000 individuals in the city since 1981.
The organization also provides interpretation and translation services and training in cultural competency (for interactions involving health care, education, government services, and more).
MVRCR seeks to help its clients achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
Brochure from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. The brochure details benefits and services for those seeking asylum, including eligibility requirements and expected waiting periods.
Asylee Eligibility for Resettlement Assistance