Immigration Advocacy Organizations
There are other ways to act now besides letter writing. Below is a list of organizations that are working to alleviate the current situation under the “zero tolerance” policy. Some are well known, while others are local organizations.
Note: RAICES Texas (Refugee and Immigrant Education and Legal Services), is on the front lines of the battle for immigrant families on the U.S./Mexico border. They are currently raising money through Facebook, and to date have raised nearly $17 million. Go to this article in the Washington Post for more information on the fundraiser. You can donate to RAICES by clicking here.
ACLU — fighting through the legal system
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project - providing asylum seekers with legal aid and community support across the country
Human Rights First - helping refugees obtain asylum in the U.S.
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) — protecting unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.
La Union del Pueblo Entero - founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, a community union that works in the Rio Grande Valley from the grassroots up
United We Dream — the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country
We Belong Together — women for common sense immigration policies
Women’s Refugee Commission — advocating for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution