Organizations on Immigration
Unitarian Universalist Organizations
- Unitarian Universalist (UU) Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education, Inc. (UURISE)
Provides low-cost immigration counseling and representation, refugee resettlement services, educational and advocacy programs, and outreach to immigrant victims of human trafficking, persecution, torture, domestic violence and other crimes.
- No More Deaths
Provides humanitarian aid to border crossers. Official ministry of UU Church of Tucson.
- Alto Arizona
- America's Voice
Communications campaign working to achieve common-sense immigration reform.
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigrant Rights Project
The IRP brings strategic impact litigation throughout the country; provides leadership and legal analysis on constitutional, civil rights and civil liberties issues to immigration advocates, community-based groups and the immigration bar; engages in advocacy and public education and supports the work of the ACLU's affiliates.
- American Immigration Council (AIC)
AIC is one of the foremost experts in immigration law, policy, education, and exchange programs. It has broad involvement in shaping immigration policy.
- Amnesty International
Monitoring human rights violations in our immigration detention system
- Asian American Justice Center
The nation's premiere authority on immigration policy as it affects the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
- Border Action Network
Border Action Network works with immigrant and border communities in Southern Arizona to protect their rights, dignity and well-being via a combination of grassroots community organizing, leadership development, litigation and policy advocacy.
- Boycott Arizona Clearing House
- Center for American Progress (CAP)
Many useful reports/studies on immigration.
- Coalicion de Derechos Humanos ("The Human Rights Coalition")
A grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike.
- Coalition of Immokalee Workers
A community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida that seeks to build coalitions across ethnic divisions for the benefit of all workers in the form of decent wages, protections, etc.
- Detention Watch Network
Educates about the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system.
- Immigration Policy Center (IPC)
The research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council, its mission is to shape a rational conversation on immigration and immigrant integration.
- Immigration Equality
Advancing equal immigration rights for the Bisexual/Gay/Lesbian/Transgender (BGLT) & HIV-positive community.
- Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC)
Partnership of national faith-based organizations, including the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), working for immigrant justice.
- Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ)
Mobilizing the religious community to improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for workers.
- National Council of La Raza
The largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States
- National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
Improving the lives of day laborers in the US. The UUA is working closely with NDLON and their local affiliate, Puente Movement in Arizona.
- National Farm Worker Ministry
A faith based organization that supports farm workers as they organize for justice and empowerment.
- National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
To defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members.
- National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Working to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.
- National Immigration Forum
The country's leading immigrant advocacy organization.
- New Sanctuary Movement
- Puente Movement
An affiliate of National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) with whom the UUA work and local UU congregations work closely in Arizona.
- Rights Working Group
Working on issues of immigration, detention, racial profiling.
- Sierra Club Borderlands Campaign
Historically an environmental group, the Sierra Club has moved towards a frame of environmental justice and therefore is viewing the impact of the border wall on both the ecosystem and the communities living there.
- Somos Arizona
- Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. It is known for tolerance education programs, legal victories against white supremacists, and tracking of hate groups including those targeting immigrants.
- Truth in Immigration
From Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
- United Farm Workers (UWF)
The nation's first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states, UWF empowers farm workers and other working people
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Last updated on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
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