One of 104 national affiliates of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Help for newcomers to get on their feet and become self-sufficient. Provides case management in 20 languages. Provide housing (30-120 days), household goods, food, case management, cultural and community orientation, orientation to public transport, loaning cars for job interviews, interpretation at social security services and schools and doctors appointments, referrals to other services, matching with volunteers, employment training, resume building, computer training, legal immigration services. There are also walk in clinics to help (must call ahead for an appointment). Resettlement and placement services available to new arrivals. Employment services available to refugees and asylees living in Northern Virginia up to 5 years after arrival/asylum approval.
In Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Fredericksburg, Manassas.
Also provides resources for employers, volunteers and parishes.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington – Migration and Refugee Services
The Catholic Charities West Virginia Refugee Resettlement Services provides language, immigration and job placement services to recently arrived refugees in West Virginia along with information on becoming a refugee sponsor. There are 3 offices located in the cities of Martinsburg, Moorefield, and Charleston.
Nationally recognized non-profit works to help refugee women and their families thrive in the Puget Sound region. The organization’s services include: ESL classes, job training, relocation assistance, naturalization and legal assistance, youth and adult education, mental health support, and domestic violence assistance. Services are available in over 50 languages and dialects.
Provides refugees and legal immigrants with shelter, food, clothing, employment training & assistance, English language classes, translation, and referrals. Also provides help with relative petitions, citizenship, permanent residency, replacement of lost or stolen documents, special protected status deferred enforced departure, and family unification.
The Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit explains the effect of the executive orders already issued by the president and discusses executive orders that appear or are rumored to be in process or are expected to be signed soon. The information is quite detailed and is a good starting-point for anyone attempting to gain a full and nuanced understanding of the changes the administration wants to bring to immigration.
Legal Aid Society Advisory on President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration
This publication is the product of the Immigrant Defense Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights’ collective work against ICE arrests under Bush and Obama, and serves as “the first comprehensive guide and organizing resource to fight back against the Trump administration’s efforts to criminalize communities and deport millions of people.”
The toolkit is intended to offer social justice advocates, lawyers, and community members critical information and analysis of our country’s massive detention and deportation system, as well as straightforward guidance on how to prepare for the ICE raids. The entire toolkit can be downloaded with/without appendices.
Inside the toolkit:
- Definitive information on who ICE targets for deportation, priority locations for ICE activity, and common ICE arrest tactics and strategies.
- Recommendations for immigrants and advocates on emergency preparedness for those at risk of deportation, individual rights during ICE encounters, and potential legal and community challenges to ICE raids.
- Key takeaways from years of critical research and experience with the mechanics of the world’s largest detention and deportation apparatus — including an initial forecast of what we may see under a Trump administration.
- Select internal DHS/ICE enforcement memos and training documents secured through a pending FOIA litigation — as well as summaries of raids reported to IDP, organized by common ICE tactics and ruses.
- An online interactive map of the raids reported to IDP in the New York City area.
- An online directory of FOIA documents from Immigrant Defense Project et al. v. ICE et al.
- A web-based version of the toolkit.
- Ongoing updates and more resources on emergency preparedness.
ICE Raids Toolkit
CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. The organization has 40 locations across New York City. Its attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified.
The website lists the immigration issues handled by by CUNY Citizenship Now! They include many routine and complex issues apart from employment-related cases such as visas (immigrant or nonimmigrant, including H1B and the like) or employment related adjustment of status, change of status, or extension of status.
At an Immigration Rights Workshop in Queens, NYC Legal Aid attorneys mentioned this organization as an excellent resource for free legal help in an environment where many pro bono legal organizations suddenly have a big backlog.
CUNY Citizenship Now! Is actively soliciting volunteers.
Languages: English, Spanish
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.
Languages: English, Spanish
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 to immigrants. An ICE deportation hotline is available at 844-955-3425.
The Immigration Law Unit provides a detailed summary of the Executive Orders issued by President Trump on immigration and related draft orders that have not (yet) been issued. The Unit also offers ongoing workshops and individual immigration assistance, though its attorneys’ have recently emphasized a large backlog of cases following Trump’s election and executive orders.
Factsheets are available in English, Spanish and Chinese (traditional and simplified).
Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.
Church World Service (CWS)