Resources

Organizations Advocating for Immigrants

See advocacy tools linked to each coalition:

Justice for Immigrants (JFI)  

Campaign of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops to promote education and advocacy for faith immigration and refugee policies in the U.S. 
Toolkit for CARE program, a justice-based initiative developed for parishes that connects volunteers with community members in need of spiritual, emotional, or physical accompaniment, as well as other comprehensive background resources and talking points. 
Also see: Letters to Congress from USCCB and Community Engagement Resources 

Partnership of faith-based organizations committed to enacting fair and humane immigration reform through advocacy, educating faith communities and serving immigrant and refugee populations. 
Policy Briefs on specific immigration and refugee resettlement issues, useful for writing letters to the editor and giving to Congressional offices. 
Toolkit on Congressional Advocacy: setting up meetings with your member of Congress, talking points on detention; enforcement and border; town hall meetings; federal budget advocacy related to immigrants and refugees. 
 
Detention Watch Network  

Coalition focused on challenging the injustices in the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and on advocating for changes that promote the right and dignity of all persons.  See resources for #Defund Hate, a campaign to stop funding that allows ICE and CBP to commit continuous human rights abuses by detaining immigrants in horrendous conditions with minimal transparency and accountability. 

Network of groups working to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, at the U.S. and global levels. 
Campaigns include Border Justice and advocacy on International Migrants Rights. 

An immigrant youth-led network with more that 400,000 members, UWD pushes to ensure “justice and dignity for all immigrants” and prioritizes advocacy for access to higher education through DACA and widening paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. 

Engages in “research, reflection, leadership development, education and action” in the Ciudad Juárez/El Paso region to build cross-national support and solidarity. 

Alianza Americas 
Network of immigrant community organizations.  See resource on saving Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for use at local and state levels. 

Catholic Legal Immigration Network 
A network of Catholic and community immigration legal programs to help undocumented people gain permanent resident status and provide low-cost legal services to immigrant communities.   

Border Network for Human Rights works in marginalized border communities to ensure the political, economic, and social wellbeing for all people through education and organization. See #HugsnotWalls campaign for one example of their initiatives.  

USCCB Migration and Refugee Services 
The Bishop’s Committee on Migration advocates for asylum seekers, migrants, unaccompanied children, and victims of human trafficking. 

NDLON 

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network is dedicated to empowering day laborers, migrants, and low-wage workers to ensure the expanse of political and civil rights. 

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For resources committed specifically to ending human trafficking, click here.