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Founded in 1982, the National Immigration Forum advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration to our nation. In service to this mission, the Forum promotes responsible federal immigration policies, addressing today’s economic and national security needs while honoring the ideals of our Founding Fathers, who created America as a land of opportunity.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. With legal services, social programs, bond assistance, and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around immigration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national frontlines of the fight for immigration rights.
At NILC, we believe that all people who live in the U.S. should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Over the years, we’ve been at the forefront of many of the country’s greatest challenges when it comes to immigration issues, and we play a major leadership role in addressing the real-life impact of policies that affect the ability of low-income immigrants to prosper and thrive.
Hispanic Federation serves as a national model for Latino social, political, and economic empowerment. With a strong presence in New York, Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and other key states throughout the U.S., HF works to uplift millions of Hispanic children, youth, and families across the country. In addition, our Washington, DC office gives HF a true national advocacy presence. HF works locally, state-wide, and nationally to strengthen Latino nonprofits, promote public policy advocacy, and bring to scale a portfolio of innovative community programs.
Migration and internal displacement are among the most pressing topics on the international agenda today. Refugees, and immigrants especially, are faced with many barriers once they arrive on our shores.
Ways to Take Action
Oftentimes, undocumented immigrants are unaware of their full rights while in the US and are unable to receive proper legal support when facing deportation. That’s partly because existing legal services are severely overwhelmed. Currently, the country’s 58 immigration courts face a backlog of more than half a million cases, and immigrants are represented by a small number of often pro-bono groups.
If you are interested in seeing change, contact your local and state politician to inform them. This is a basic right every citizen has to be able to make your beliefs known to the person who is supposed to represent you in government.
Speak Spanish? Speak ‘legalese’? Have teaching experience? Know how to make a photocopy? Have a spare room?
You might be a perfect candidate to volunteer with immigrant populations — both documented and undocumented. Volunteering is a great way for concerned citizens to help undocumented immigrants. It also gives immigrants an opportunity to interact with someone outside of their immediate family, and even their neighborhood.
Volunteer translators and interpreters help translate birth certificates, sit in on oath ceremonies, and facilitate community events. Lawyers are needed for pro-bono representation and legal advising.
America's broken immigration system leaves a slew of victims in its rudderless wake. Film reveals the staggering human and material cost of illegal immigration to the U.S.A. Documentary is a raw depiction of death, torture and hardship suffered by Americans and foreigners due to illegal immigration. Due to possible political backlash all crew have voluntarily withheld their credits from the film.
What does the “American dream” look like through the eyes of today's immigrants and refugees? From Nigeria, India, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, they come with different dreams: to achieve athletic glory or high-tech riches, to escape poverty and persecution, to provide for their families. This seven-part series follows these newcomers from each of their homelands through their first tumultuous years in America.
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video