I have been beside myself about the emergence of child concentration camps so I want to give a shout out to all the immigration attorneys doing your respective deity’s work right now
How can the rest of us best support you? I know of RAICES and KIND, and am trying to find the best local legal services groups to donate to
My law school just emailed alums a bunch of information if we’re interested in helping immigrant families who have been separated at the border.
Here’s the gist.
Opportunities to assist with family separation:
- Immigration Justice Campaign (**for attorneys only** powered by the American Immigration Council and American Immigration Lawyers Association)
- If you are able to go to Texas: http://caraprobono.org/volunteer/
Other volunteer opportunities to help immigrants generally:
- Serve as a child advocate for an unaccompanied minor:https://www.theyoungcenter.org/volunteer-at-the-young-center/
- Find local legal and non-legal opportunities: https://www.standwithimmigrants.org
Donate to organizations that have hosted Pro Bono Caravans and/or In-House Pro Bono Projects and are assisting immigrant families and unaccompanied minors:
- KIND – Kids in Need of Defense https://supportkind.org/ They are supporting kids directly at the border and beyond through legal and social services.
- Aldea supports families at the Berks family detention center: https://aldeapjc.org/
- RAICES is a nonprofit that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families and refugees in Texas. Donate generally or specifically to the RAICES bond fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/bondfund
- Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, Texas: http://las-americas.org/
- Urban Justice Center Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project:https://asylumadvocacy.org/get-involved/
Other lists/drives/charitable efforts:
- In NYC: http://www.marklevine.nyc/childrefugees
Let’s all do what we can!