Immigrant Rights

citizenship resources

Protecting Your Rights>>

How to Be Prepared for an Immigration Raid <pdf>
A brochure on protecting yourself from immigration raids. Prepared by CASA of Maryland, Detention Watch Network and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer's Guild.

Steps for Reducing Your Bond
An information sheet on bonds and how to reduce the amount of your bond. Prepared by the EOIR Legal Orientation Program.

National Immigration Forum
The National Immigration Forum is the best staffed and funded immigrant rights organization in the United States. Their site provides both broad policy analysis and up-to-date information on legislation and regulations.

National Council of La Raza
One of the largest organizations promoting Latino empowerment and immigrant rights. Lots of relevant information on topics like civil rights, foreign policy, education, and housing, as well as NCLR's initiatives on these topics.


Immigration Law Advocacy>>

Advocates for Children of New York
Resources for parents or advocates of immigrant students including a know your rights guide available in 8 languages and resources for parents who speak limited English and have children with special education needs in 12 languages.

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
AILA is the main organization of immigration lawyers. Their website provides limited information for nonmembers. For lawyers practicing immigration law, AILA is a great source of up-to-date information, and AILA's new website for members is a terrific addition to the many resources they provide.

The New York Immigration Coalition
Umbrella organization of immigration and policy advocacy groups. On this website you can find publications, immigration news, policy and advocacy reports, and information on their Immigrant Concerns Training Institute.

New York State Youth Leadership Council
The New York Youth Leadership council is a youth-led network representing high schools, colleges, and community based organizations committed to improving access to higher education and creating equal opportunity for immigrant youth and children of immigrants through leadership development and advocacy.