Today’s Daily Call to Action – Fired up about separating families at the border? Volunteer locally

Volunteer Locally

Family separation doesn’t just happen at the United States border, immigrant families in every state have been torn apart. Additionally, with thousands of children separated from their parents at the border, children from asylum-seeking families were sent across the country and need support. You can support lawyers and advocates on the front lines by volunteering with:

• National: American Immigrant Representation Project  & CARA & National Immigrant Justice Center & Young Center for Immigrant and Children’s RightsWomen’s Refugee Commission

• Texas: La Union Del Pueblo Entero & RAICES & The Texas Civil Rights Project 

• California: Al Otro Lado & Pueblo Sin Fronteras

• Arizona: Florence Project 

• Chicago: Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants

• Michigan: Michigan Immigrant Rights Center 

• Maryland, DC, Virginia: CASA

• Pennsylvania: AldeaCASA

• Virginia: Legal Aid Justice Center  & Together Rising

• Washington State: Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectOne America, Northwest Detention Center Resistance, WA Dream Coalition, and Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Many cities and states have local organizations that provide legal support to immigrants. Do an online search for “free legal help for immigrants in (your state)” to discover your local organizations, and donate and volunteer to support their efforts.

For lawyers who are in direct contact with families, Women’s Refugee Commission has resources to support families experiencing separation, in both English and Spanish.

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