Immigration

CHIRLA : Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights

Advocacy: California-based organization of diverse families and individuals who act as agents of change.

Level: National

Website: chirla.org

Social Media: facebook.com/chirlausa?fref=nf @chirlausa

Purpose: World with freedom of movement, full human rights, and true participatory democracy.


FWD.us

Advocacy: Mobilize the tech community to support policies that keep the American Dream achievable in the 21st century.

Level: National

Website: fwd.us

Social Media: facebook.com/fwdus/ @fwdus

Purpose: Comprehensive immigration reform, improving the quality of American education, and encouraging more investment in scientific innovation.


HIAS Pennsylvania

Advocacy: Immigration

Level: Statewide

Website: hiaspa.org

Social Media: facebook.com/HIASPennsylvania/

Purpose: HIAS Pennsylvania (formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society} provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society.


Hispanic Federation

Advocacy: Premier Latino nonprofit membership organization.

Level: National

Website: hispanicfederation.org

Social Media: facebook.com/hispanicfederation @hispanicfederation

Purpose: Support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, & the environment.


Juntos

Advocacy: Immigrant rights

Level: Local – Philadelphia

Website: vamosjuntos.org

Social Media: facebook.com/VamosJuntosPhilly

Purpose: Juntos is a non-profit organization that works to fight for the rights of the latino-immigrant community in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. It is a Latin immigrant organization with offices in South Philadelphia. Juntos combines leadership development, community organizing, and collaborations with other community-based and advocacy organizations to build the power of our community members so they may be active agents of change and work against their own oppression.


MLIPA – Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania

Advocacy: Immigrant rights

Level: Local – Pennsylvania

Website: englishsite-milpa.nationbuilder.com

Purpose: The Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania (MILPA) is a network of immigrant families that cultivates leadership and the organizing of our communities to fight for our human rights and to keep our families together. Since 2012, MILPA has organized committees in Harrisburg, Chambersburg, Gettysburg and Hanover, PA with members in West Chester, Easton and Philadelphia. Together, we organize for unmarked driver’s licenses for all Pennsylvania residents, regardless of immigration status; fight back against anti-immigrant bills; and develop leadership skills and political education.


Nationalities Service Center

Advocacy: Immigration assistance

Level: Local – Philadelphia

Website: nscphila.org

Social Media: facebook.com/NationalitiesServiceCenter

Purpose: At Nationalities Service Center (NSC), our goal is that all immigrants and refugees achieve a life of dignity, safety, stability, sustainable opportunities and meaningful connections to their communities. NSC provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency. Each year, NSC helps over 5,000 refugees and immigrants start new lives in the United States.


New American Economy

Advocacy: More than 500 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans today.

Level: National

Website: newamericaneconomy.org

Social Media: facebook.com/NewAmericanEconomy/ @NewAmericanEconomy

Purpose: Increase opportunities for immigrants to enter the United States workforce—and for foreign students to stay in the United States to work—so that we can attract and keep the best, the brightest and the hardest-working, who will strengthen our economy.


OCAD (Organized Communities Against Deportations)

Advocacy: Resistance movement against deportations and the criminalization of immigrants and people of color in Chicago and surrounding areas.

Level: Chicago area

Website: organizedcommunities.org/

Social Media: facebook.com/OCADIL/

Purpose: We defend our communities, challenge the institutions that target and dehumanize us, and build collective power through grassroots organizing and cross-movement building. We fight alongside families and individuals challenging these systems to create an environment for our communities to work, organize, and thrive with happiness and without fear.


Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Advocacy: Assistance for Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees

Level: Philadelphia and Pennsylvania

Website: paimmigrant.org

Social Media: facebook.com/PAImmigrant/

Purpose: The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a diverse coalition of over 50 member organizations across the state. PICC leads and supports campaigns to advance immigrant rights at the local, state, and federal levels; builds immigrant electoral power through voter registration and education; supports grassroots community-led organizations through training and capacity building; and helps increase access to immigration services through the PA is Ready! project.


United We Dream

Advocacy: Largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.

Level: National

Website: unitedwedream.org

Social Media: facebook.com/UnitedWeDream/ @UnitedWeDream

Purpose: Organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.


Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Advocacy: Immigrant assistance

Level: Local – Philadelphia

Website: welcomingcenter.org

Social Media: facebook.com/welcomingcenterfornewpennsylvanians/

Purpose: To be a centralized employment and referral center for the region’s growing immigrant community by promoting immigrant participation in the area’s political, social, and economic life. To that end, we work closely with government agencies, service providers, employers, business associations, trade unions, and economic development groups.