Action Opportunities

PROTECTING FAMILIES AT THE BORDER

Here are some organizations on the front line:


  • Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project - prevents wrongful deportations by connecting refugee families to community support and emergency legal aid. https://asylumadvocacy.org/
  • Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) - protecting unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney. https://supportkind.org/
  • La Union del Pueblo Entero - founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, a community union that works in the Rio Grande Valley from the grassroots up. https://lupenet.org/
  • Texas Civil Rights Project - lawyers and advocates on the front lines of the family separation crisis https://texascivilrightsproject.org/
  • We Belong Together - mobilizes women in support of common sense immigration policies that will keep families together and empower women. https://www.webelongtogether.org/
  • Women's Refugee Commission - advocating for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution. https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/


Local organizations:

Heartland Alliance For nearly three decades, Heartland Alliance has been providing shelter in the Chicagoland region to children who cross our borders alone, seeking safety. We provide a safe, healing environment for children as they work to reunite them with family members. In the last six weeks, this work has begun to include a small share of children who have been separated from their families at the border as a result of the administration’s Zero Tolerance policy. Although Heartland Alliance has nothing to do with the decision to separate children from their parents, we are doing everything we can to keep children safe while they are entrusted in their care. As a human rights organization, this is what Heartland Alliance has always done for individuals who are most vulnerable—providing respectful services; working to secure access to justice; and shaping policies that promote equity and opportunity for all.

Learn more about the journey of unaccompanied minors and Heartland Alliance’s work.

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Write a card for a migrant child to show you care. You can mail cards to Heartland Alliance, 208 S. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60604.

Donate now to support the immediate needs of migrant children.

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