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5 Organizations Serving Immigrants You Can Support on Giving Tuesday

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday!  Today, many individuals are deciding what organizations they should support with their financial gifts.  If you are interested in giving to organizations that provide services to the immigrant community, specifically related to legal representation, then you’ve come to the right place.  Here are 5 organizations that serve immigrants and would love your support.

1. The Clinic at Sharma-Crawford

As the Trump Administration has made a push to deport as many undocumented individuals as possible, there has been a persistent uptick in deportations and deportation court cases.  The Clinic at Sharma-Crawford focuses exclusively on deportation defense.  If you’re interested in donating to help fight the good fight, you can make a donation here.  Lindsay Gray is a member of the board of directors of the Clinic.  For Giving Tuesday, the Clinic’s goal is to gain 15 new monthly donors.

2. The Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA Project)

The MICA Project is a community organization working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice.  The MICA Project utilizes legal services, organizing, advocacy, and education to promote the voice and human dignity of immigrant communities.  Jennifer Ibañez Whitlock is a member of the board of directors of the MICA Project.  MICA’s goal for Giving Tuesday is to raise $4,500 to pay for K’iche interpreters for their clients so they can prepare their cases. You can donate on their Facebook page.

3. RAICES

RAICES promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas.  They work to make sure that immigrants in the community know their rights, and they fight to protect them.  You can donate on their website or on their Facebook page.

4. ASISTA

ASISTA’s goal is to provide national leadership, advocacy, training, and technical assistance to those working with crime survivors seeking secure immigration status, especially those who have suffered gender-based violence.  The attorneys at Whitlock & Gray call on ASISTA when we have complex cases related to U visas and VAWA cases for victims of domestic violence or other crimes.  If you’re passionate about helping people who have been victimized by domestic violence, especially immigrants who are already marginalized, ASISTA is a great organization to support. You can donate on their website.

5. The National Immigration Project

The National Immigration Project works to protect the rights of all, including noncitizens entangled within the criminal justice system, victims of government abuse and misconduct, and those facing summary removal. They develop cutting-edge strategies to respond to unlawful immigration enforcement, government overreach, and efforts to erode immigrants’ rights. The NIP work both independently and collaboratively with immigration advocacy organizations across the U.S. to educate and strengthen the capacity of immigration professionals and immigrant organizations to defend immigrant rights, while promoting public policy change through litigation, advocacy, and support for community organizing on the ground.  The NIP assisted Lindsay Gray by filing an amicus brief in a case before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has helped hundreds of attorneys and thousands of immigrants by fighting for their rights in the federal courts.  If you are interested in supporting an organization working to change the law, the NIP is a great pick.  You can donate on their website.

 

These are just a few of thousands of organizations that need your support.  Thanks for reading and for supporting nonprofit organizations on Giving Tuesday!