For a person who is interested in helping immigrants at the border, there are a variety of organization to choose from. Choosing which charity to donate to can be a stressful process for many people. Some of the organization are fraudulent, only donating a fraction of their donations to actual causes.
Below is a list of some of the greatest immigrant focused organizations in the United States. You will surely be able to find an organization that is a perfect match for you.
The Frontera Fund
Joe Arpaio is a name that anyone involved in immigration reform knows. For over 20 years, he abused immigrants in Arizona, subjugating them to harsh jailing facilities and ordering his deputies to abuse them. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin covered Arpaio in their paper, The Phoenix New Times, for the majority of Arpaio’s time in office. Joe Arpaio even fought back against them, arresting them for their efforts in journalism. This was of course a violation of the First Amendment.
Due to the First Amendment violation, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were awarded a settlement of $3.75 million. They used this money to create The Frontera Fund.
The Frontera Fund is now partnered with over a dozen other organization, spreading awareness about the immigration process and educating immigrants on legitimate immigration processes.
Families for Freedom
This family based organization is needed now more than ever. The news has been ablaze in recent months due to Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents.
Founded in 2002, Families for Freedom aims to keep families together by fighting deportation. It isn’t uncommon for children to be sent back to their home families alone, while their parents are still detained in America. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/lacey-larkin-speak-out-on-trump-pardon-of-arpaio-9879938 and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Often, a child will have another family to live with in their home country, but far too often, a child must return to their country alone, with everyone they know still detained in the United States.
Families for Freedom aims to end this practice by lobbying politicians and changing immigration policy.
National Immigration Law Center
One of the worst realities of the immigration process is that it isn’t free. Immigrants are often without representation and funds. This means they will be stuck in the immigration process for a very long time.
The National Immigration Law Center offers attorneys to immigrants who can’t afford other representation. They also support DACA, and they are fighting to make sure Dreamers aren’t deported back to their home countries.
There are many other great organizations, which are operational all over the United States. Find the organization that shares a similar belief system as you and help them keep children and immigrants safe from the legal system.