I have stuff all over the place &want to bring it together. Even my Giant Thread of WAYS TO MITIGATE the #FakeTrumpEmergency has lots of political action-on-the-wall & non-immigrant specific items, which is great, but.
This charity in El Paso gives shelter, food, clothing, hygiene products, bus tickets, etc., to 1000s of refugee families released by CBP, to help get them over the next few days and then on to family they have in the United States.
KIND tries to provide every child in immigration court with quality representation, through the national pro bono network of nearly 40,000 KIND-trained attorneys, paralegals and law students they've created.
@FlorenceProject free legal and social services to women, men, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in AZ. They try to help keep immigrant families together & have community outreach programs.
Community members provide support and honor the inherent dignity and humanity of the detainees through letters, phone calls and providing travel packs for those released. Many additional ways to contribute:
This coalition of human rights & service orgs runs a shelter that assists recently released migrant families with food, clothing and basic necessities.
amazon wishlist: amazon.com/registry/wishl…
One of their Emergency Global Actions is right here on our border: they're "offering financial and communications support, as well as assisting families with legal representation, case management and reunification."
They're doing their damndest to end family separation permanently, and they need volunteers and donations to assist the clients they have fight through the morass of immigration courts.
Human rights center that offers attorneys and social workers to act as advocates for the child's best interests in immigration court. They need volunteers and donations.
The @AlOtroLado_Org immigrant rights group needs volunteers like woah. Also cash donations, but especially volunteers. Lots. Attorneys, health care workers, social workers, cooks, translators, everybody, to support efforts at the border.
Las Americas relies on volunteers, from office workers to legal staff, & also accepts cash or in kind donations of office supplies. They want ALL immigrants to have representation in court.
Through initiatives of visiting detainees, volunteer recruitment, fundraising, hosting &supporting asylum seekers in the community, providing transport, &other opportunities @MigrantFreedom's helping to end immigrant detention.
@Edu4MigrJustice works towards divesting public pension funds from corporations that build & run for-profit prisons to hold immigrants awaiting adjudication, like GEO and CoreCivic.
Their hope is to free as many immigrants from the clutches of ICE as possible! Via #MeltICE they promote fundraisers for detainees' bail. Huge list of various bail-out efforts, or you can give to one fund to share across.
@GoldenStairsImm in EastBoston, via inestimable @matt_cam, offers "*pro bono* life-changing legal services for vulnerable non-citizens throughout New England and beyond." Very new. Needs donations & lawyers.
Focused currently on the humanitarian crisis here, @ImmJusticeNOW has many ways you can give.
Direct Aid wishlist: a.co/fIyuAtt
Cash donations: actionnetwork.org/fundraising/im…
They organize groups of volunteers, from all over the country, to go down to Dilley Detention Center for a week at a time, to help prepare asylum seeking women for their Credible Fear Interviews.
"ASAP works to prevent wrongful deportation by connecting refugee families to community support and emergency legal aid...[and] has prevented the deportation of over 400 refugees in more than 40 states."
This project of the ABA provides legal aid to detained adults and unaccompanied children who are either in ORR custody or after release. They need volunteers (attorneys, mostly) & moolah.
The largest provider of free & low cost immigration legal services in West Texas and New Mexico, @ElPasoDMRS relies on volunteers and donations to assist with full representation of immigrants in removal proceedings.
From the folks at ComfortCases for foster children, a fundraiser to provide backpacks to the separated immigrant children. Each case: such items as blankets, pajamas, toiletries, a stuffed animal, a book, a journal and art supplies.
Cuz they're building a brandy-new Humanitarian Respite Center since the influx of refugees has outgrown their other one in McAllen. The new one will be in Hidalgo. They're accepting donations...& architectural plans.
A shelter for asylum seekers while they wait out their court cases in the RGV, @LPPShelter helps mostly women and small children.
They need monetary donations &volunteers.
Ways to give: lppshelter.org/waystogive/
"CILA builds capacity for those working to advance the rights of children seeking protection through trainings, technical assistance, and collaboration": it trains those who will represent kids in immigration court.
Provides free& low cost legal services to low-income immigrants facing removal at 2 detention centers outside San Antonio, Texas. Need donations & volunteers, including those interested in visiting or writing detainees.
@ricardo_de_anda fights like mad for separated families. He works pro bono, but needs donations for bond, travel & living expenses of immigrants he gets out of detention.
1 of his successes, Byron, out of detention after 11 months:
A bit different, but @FU_Georgia is an amazing program helping undocumented youth in Georgia--banned by state law from attending Georgia's public universities--prepare to get into even BETTER schools, with scholarships & everything.
If you're tired of ICE overreach, & DoJ overreach--but only for immigrants, notice, not where POTUS* is concerned--consider a contribution to her legal defense fund. She's gonna need all the help she can get.
Finds safe shelter for immigrants, especially refugees and asylum seekers. They ask for sponsors willing to take in single adults or families, donations in kind (in person/thru wishlist), volunteers...
This shelter run by the United Methodist Church in Tucson, for newly released ICE detainees, provides a sense of safety, a hot meal & help getting to their final destination. They need money, goods, volunteers.
W/Peace Lutheran Church in Las Cruces, BSC provides a temp shelter for released ICE detainees as Hospitality for Refugees.
They've an Amazon Wishlist: amazon.com/gp/registry/wi…
Need cash: peacelutheranlc.com/ministries/exp…
Run by a non-profit civil org, they offer shelter, food, clothing plus other free services to "aid the social reintegration of migrants," like medical care, legal services, employment assistance.
Need $$ and volunteers.
Not sure how much success they've had with this, but SURJ claims you can volunteer to host/sponsor an asylum seeker or family via this link. Give it a try!
For folks wanting to donate/volunteer to help children of Homestead or one of HHS's other 100 shelters scattered around the United States. Each state lists orgs providing help.
Find resources & contacts:
@ACLU's been fighting the good fight for civil liberties (it's in the name!) for a long time. They're the ones that got the family separation policy ended. They're the ones pushing to identify & reunite the OTHER 2500+ kids.
Give 'em some love:
Helps migrants complete the rest of their travel, with bus or plane tickets, to the home city of their sponsor.
Donation page: ccdsd.org/donate
@buffalotreefest is holding two days of concerts (in Dallas then Austin) & a donation drive to #CareForTheCaravan, bringing clothes, toiletries, etc to McAllen, TX to aid migrants at the border.
May 18, 19, 20th, so get your groove on!
@theIRC is operating a day shelter in Phoenix for asylum seekers, where they provide food, transportation, medical evals and case management services. Need cash, volunteers, too.
Amazon wishlist: amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls…
Many people escaping violence in the Northern Triangle end up seeking asylum in Mexico. @asylumaccess works with these refugees to help them integrate to Mexican society--find employment, homes, protection--thru its Hospitality Route.
This shelter for young, homeless immigrants who've aged out of state care in San Antonio, helps their mostly male residents make the transition to gainful employment &independent living. They need cash, food, clothes &volunteers!
This fund helps struggling asylum seekers once they've made it through the 1st hurdle towards refugee status, but aren't able to afford a lawyer, housing, food or other basic necessities bc they're not legally allowed to work.