We’re seeing unprecedented attacks on our immigrant neighbors and those seeking safety in the United States, including children. We must take action and raise our voices loud to defend immigrants and uphold the American values we hold dear. Here’s what you can do to help:
Your donation to the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) helps fund life-changing legal services for families who face separation, community outreach to make sure our neighbors know their rights, and lawyers and legal staff to get parents out of jail and to reunite children with their families. Give now.
As a pro bono attorney you help give voice to immigrants and refugees who are without representation. NIJC provides excellent support and guidance to attorneys who represent immigrants pro bono including asylum seekers, detained individuals, and families who were cruelly separated at the border. Learn more about being a pro bono attorney.
Ask your congressperson to cut funding to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These agencies use billions of taxpayer dollars to separate parents from their children, lock up 52,000 immigrants--including asylum seekers--in an abusive detention system, and terrorize our communities. Congress has the power to cut off funding to stop mass incarceration and family separation. Take action now.
Be an interpreter.
Most individuals whom NIJC represents require the an interpreter to prepare a detailed affidavit or to translate foreign language documents. If you are fluent in another language and would like to help, please email us.
Support immigrants in detention.
Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States are subjected to unjust confinement, leaving them isolated from their families and support systems. Help support detained immigrants and refugees by volunteering with the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI). Invite your friends and family to join you in writing letters of encouragement, visiting immigrants in local detention centers, and assisting recently-released immigrants. Learn more.
Everyone in the United States has rights under the Constitution, regardless of immigration status. Make sure you know yours and share the information far and wide. Learn more.
Spread the word.
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Julia Toepfer is NIJC's marketing and online engagement manager.