Mama and Her Boys Need Us!

In Spring of 2017, a small group of concerned community members came together to provide support for a local Guatemalan family seeking asylum. Allies for Immigration Justice is part of that group. We are deeply grateful for the generous donors who have made it possible to continue.You can read more about this family by clicking the  "Donate" button.

Legal Assistance for Immigrants

Al Otro Lado is a non-profit organization that provides direct legal services organization serving deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. 

Al Otro Lado has filed class action lawsuits against the U.S. government challenging current immigration policies. They have also filed dozens of civil rights / civil liberties complaints in individual cases in collaboration with advocacy partners.

Detention Centers:

Visitation

Freedom for Immigrants 

implements visitation programs at the detention centers to help alleviate the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit driven system.They  

advocate for the implementation of community based alternatives to 

immigration detention centers.

Action #1     DONATE

 

Action #2

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Click on the button below to email us and tell us which options below you are interested in. An organizer

will follow up with you when the event you are interested is scheduled.

 

I would like to:

 

  • Volunteer to help with the next Allies event.

  • Make cards and write letters to people in detention.

  • Write letters to the editor and be a responder to articles in the local media (We can train you!

Our Vision

We envision a country where all people, regardless of immigration status, are treated with respect and dignity, and have access to a fulfilling and prosperous political, economic and social life.​

Our Mission

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DESIGN

Action #3

CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

5 Calls does the research for each issue, determining which representatives are most influential for which topic, collecting phone numbers for those offices and writing scripts so you don't have to!

(Sometimes their scripts are long. Editing to 1-2 sentences is fine!) 

 

 

 

The landscape is constantly changing on  immigration issues. We encourage you to check 5calls often and call often!

Action #4

Know Your Rights

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY

Action # 5

THE SHOELACE PROJECT

 Why Shoelaces?

     ICE removes all shoelaces and belts
     to prevent suicide.

    Here's a link to a group that is doing
    something about this problem.

    This is a great project for a community

    or faith organization!

Action #6

How Amazon is Powering ICE

and What You Can Do

Immigrant justice organizers like Mijente and Bay Resistance are getting wise to target business interests that help run ICE infrastructure. For instance, the online mega-retailer Amazon is a key part of the conditions that make ICE raids possible, by offering the underlying database technology and facial recognition software to ICE and related agencies.

Tell Amazon to Stop Powering ICE

Amazon Alternatives provides information if you are thinking about giving up Amazon purchases and links you to a campaign to support Amazon workers' living wages as well.

Excerpt is taken from the email edition of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship newsletter dated July 17, 2019.

Action #7

Build a house for a family in need in

one weekend with Casas de Luz!

Casas de Luz is a home building organization in Tijuana. This organization helps people, including families that have been deported, in Tijuana who need homes. This is a way to make a difference in a family's life in one weekend and it doesn't cost a lot of money to participate.

CDL brings youth and adults from the US and Mexico together to build.  Expertise and building materials from both sides of the border are used.  Donations from the U.S. provide doors, windows, cabinets, furniture, appliances, and more in order to furnish the homes. 

Their vision is to empower individuals and families on both sides of the border to recognize their potential and create change in this world.

The Casas de Luz website gives thorough information about the weekend schedule and what to expect. They welcome anyone who is interested in volunteering! 

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