Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) has a national network of attorneys trained to represent unaccompanied children; social services coordinators who connect children– and caretakers – with medical and mental health care, educational opportunities, and crisis intervention; a family separation response team; reintegration support for children returning home alone from the U.S.; and public education and outreach.
National Immigration Law Center (offices in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.) engages in litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, shapes messages and communications, conducts trainings, publishes educational materials, and provides legal counsel and strategic advice to support and strengthen other groups’ advocacy work. Education materials cover public charge, affidavits of support, rights, raids, demonstrating, and more.
New York Immigration Coalition offers information, resources, and training on a wide range of issues including a statewide policy agenda, civic participation, education, health, and more. Their free Know Your Rights Community Toolkit (16 pp) is available in 13 languages including Spanish and English. They also have one-page comics in Spanish, English, and French warning against common frauds perpetrated against immigrants. Substantial resources related to the Covid-19 pandemic, here.
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants aims to protect the rights and address the needs of forced and voluntary migrants worldwide. The website includes lots of resources and clear policy statements. The Albany field office provides a range of volunteer opportunities and services including help with housing, employment, interpretation, health and mental health, and legal issues.
United We Dream (UWD) is led by immigrant youth who develop their own campaigns to protect, defend, and secure access to education. The website has a range of guides, toolkits, and research reports, e.g., Mental Health in a Post-DACA Era, Immigration Relief Screening, and The Wall Between Undocumented Families and Health. More UWD material is in the Education section.