HELPFUL LINKS — GROUPS BY REGION

MICHIGAN FOCUS

NATIONAL FOCUS (UNITED STATES)

  • Support the Prison Industry Divestment Campaign—Help fight the core of the current anti-immigrant problem: fear and hate for profit.
  • DreamActivist.org is a very important group they are "a multicultural, migrant youth-led, social media hub for the movement to pass the DREAM Act and pursue the enactment of other forms of legislation that aim to mend the broken immigration system." Here is their take action link.
  • The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights "works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, we are committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all."
  • The Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) is one of the oldest and most respected immigrant rights organizations in the U.S. Here are some important pages on their site.
  • UUA Immigration Resources: a great sub-site with links to helpful resources, information, and involvement opportunities for all.
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.
  • Uncover The Truth on Police and ICE Collaboration is a far-reaching organization with excellent ties to many community groups and legal resources. Check them out.
  • LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, is the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy group in the United States.
  • Detention Watch Network: “DWN is a coalition that addresses the immigration detention crisis head on. Together we work to reform the U.S. detention and deportation system so that all who come to our shores receive fair and humane treatment.”
  • US Social Forum is “space to build relationships, learn from each other’s experiences, and share analysis of the problems our communities face. It will help develop leadership, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.”
  • Rights Working Group “strives to restore the American commitment to protect civil liberties and human rights for all people in the U.S. RWG has grown a strong coalition of civil liberties, human rights and civil rights, national security, and immigrant rights organizations to work hand in hand to restore due process.”
  • La Mano Amiga is an information and advice e-zine for our Spanish speaking friends with advice about many subjects like health, culture, language, and dozens more.
  • The Immigrant Solidarity Network is a great resource for immigrant aid, organizing, and legislative reform.
  • Immigration Policy Center
  • The National Day Laborers Organizing Network’s mission is to improve the lives of day laborers in the United States.
  • UE United Electrical, the Rank-and-File Union, stands up for Immigrant Worker Rights!
  • America’s Voice “the power to win common sense immigration reform.” One of the best sites promoting the positive aspects of immigration reform. 
  • La Frontera Times links to current reform events.
  • Alto Arizonapolitical action against Arizona Senate bill 1070. Great site.
  • National Immigration Forum Established in 1982, the National Immigration Forum is the leading immigrant advocacy organization in the country with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.
  • Presente.org “Today we must fight for a better world, without poverty, without racism, with peace. ” – Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

U.S. GOVERNMENT

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

  • Amnesty International says "We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied."
  • The MultiCultural Council (MCC) of America is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to promoting world cultures, education and health care.
  • MECAWI – the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice has an international focus.
  • Witness For Peace — their "mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean."

OTHER RESOURCES

  • Immigrant Rights Panel Discussion at the Ann Arbor District Library
  • Diversity Inc. is a great resource for all issues of diversity and discrimination as they relate to businesses. Learn how to diversify your business and increase your level of success.
  • The National Employment Law Project works to restore the promise of economic opportunity in the 21st century economy. This site may be of help to organizers and activists.
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Descriptions of the following sites will be added later.