Immigration Resources for Volunteers
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service
Immigration forms and the latest immigration updates.
Poverty guidelines released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and related information. These guidelines determine eligibility for many kinds of public aid. The guidelines are also used to determine the minimum income requirement needed to complete Form I-864 Affidavit of Support for individuals petitioning for permanent residency for family members.
Selective Service System
Provides information about the status of a person's selective service registration. The web site also allows people to sign up for selective service, which is required for all men living in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25, except men on student or visitor visas and men who are part of a diplomatic or trade mission. Undocumented immigrants are required to register for the Selective Service.
A monthly bulletin posted by the Department of State, containing a list of priority dates which are now current for each immigrant visa preference category. The bulletin is usually posted on the 11th or 12th of the month with the cutoff numbers for the following month.
Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manual
Provides basic information to persons involved in proceedings before the Board and answers frequently asked questions about appeals and motions.
Immigrant Defense Project
A legal resource and training center for criminal defense attorneys and immigrant advocates. The Immigrant Defense Project seeks to minimize deportation and detention of immigrants facing criminal charges or subsequent deportation.
Immigrant Legal Resource Project
A national resource center that provides trainings, materials and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. The website contains specific thematic information on NACARA, the DREAM Act, VAWA and U visa relief, asylum and children, as well as advocacy tools and updates on legislative activity.
Immigration Advocates Network
A free online resource for nonprofit immigration advocates, service providers and organizers. The network includes a library of resources, a national calendar of immigration related trainings and events, up-to-date immigration news and case law, and announcement lists.
Migration Policy Institute
An independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels.
The New York Immigration Coalition
Umbrella organization of immigration advocacy groups in New York.
The first ever statewide clearinghouse of practical advocate materials on the civil consequences of criminal proceedings. Supported by staff based at The Bronx Defenders, Reentry Net/NY contains materials from dozens of contributing organizations throughout New York State.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities with Immigrants
USA Freedom Corps