Action Center on Race and Economy a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability.


Alianza Americas mission to bring about a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for Latino immigrant communities living in the United States and across the Americas.


Alianza Nacional de Campesinas organizing for equity and justice for women farmworkers


Al Otro Lado (legal support)


American Academy of Pediatrics (trauma to children 3/13/17)


*American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); (cases separation of children); (what constitutes 100 mile border); 6/22/18 (Alternatives to detention); (Know Your Rights)


American Friends Service Committee | 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102; Migrant caravan updates and actions;  videos Gaza Unlocked- Living Under Blockade in Gaza


American Immigration Council history, economics, humanitarian protection, business, workforce, etc. US Citizen Children Impacted by Immigration Enforcement; (Fact Sheet Removal Without Recourse: The Growth of Summary Deportations from the US) 4/28/14; (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act or Federal DREAM Act)


American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) -


American Immigrant Representation Project (AIRP) with Immigration Justice Campaign


American Red Cross: Migration and Refugee Crisis -


America’s Voice: Immigration Reform


Amnesty International –


Annunciation House accompanying migrants at border


Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)  (Youth Development, Human Rights, Arts Education)


Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Asian Law Caucus


Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Civic Engagement Fund


The ASPIRA Association - serving Puerto Rican and other Latino youth




Border Network for Human Rights to facilitate education, organizing and participation of marginalized border communities for human and civil rights


Californians Together Championing the Success of English Learners (2/4/18 Support of Immigrant and Refugee Students “Trainer of Trainers” Workshop)


Casa de Maryland – Advocacy group with resources -


The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)


Center for Constitutional Rights; Resources for Resistance


Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS);


Center for Global Development (Violence, Development and Migration Waves: Evidence from Central American Child Migrant Apprehensions – research paper 7/27/17)


Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) 3/1/18 report “Our Children’s Fear: Immigration Policy’s Effects on Young Children


Center for Victims of Torture dedicated to healing survivors


Centro Presente (Boston Community organization)


Civil Rights Project (Proyecto Derechos Civiles) research from UCLA (law enforcement policy effect); (Immigration Enforcement Policy: Its impact on Teaching and Learning)


Colibrí Center for Human Rights working to end migrant death and related suffering on the US–Mexican border


¡Colorín Colorado! A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners. Featured Resource School Registration: ELLs and Immigrant Students;



Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)


Coursera for Refugees free online courses for refugees


Cosecha – non-violent movement organization -


Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee and (community bond fund) Fronterizo Fianza Fund


Detention Watch; (Immigration Detention 101: US is world’s largest immigration detention system – history)


Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services DMRS Family based immigration services, legal clinic


The Door youth empowerment, funding for young immigrants


Dream Defenders to make powerful change come to Florida


End Immigration Detention of Children -; (roadmaps to end child detention August 2018); (6/26/18); (comparative report 22 countries child immigration detention June 2018);;;; (video); (Nov.2017) Youth Ambassador video artwork; (end child detention short video Mariane Quintao)

(2015 There are Alternatives to unnecessary immigrant detention)


Every Campus a Refugee (ECAR) an initiative that calls on every campus around the world to host and assist a refugee family on campus


Families Belong Together


The Florence Project (Arizona legal services)


Fortify Rights with US Holocaust Memorial Museum (2017) report “They Tried to Kill Us All” Atrocity Crimes against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State,Myanmar


Freedom for Immigrants (formerly CIVIC); (short history of immigration detention); (glossary of immigration terms); (alternative accompaniment program)


Fresh Ed – (music education) -


Global Humanitarian Forum did research on displacement of 135 million people by 2045 due to land degradation and desertification.


Global NextGen index (August 2018) index ranking government treatment of migrant children; (June, 2018) protecting the next generation


Here To Stay tool kits, resources, DACA questions, etc


Human Rights First protecting refugee families


Human Rights Watch -; You Don’t have Rights Here:; I Still Need You: The Detention and Deportation of CA Parents (2017)


Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts (child migration)


Immigrant Defense Project


Immigrant Justice Corps


Immigrant Justice Project (City Bar Justice Center) access to justice by leveraging the resources of NYC legal community


Immigration Justice Campaign Oppose the Detention of Children and Families an initiative of American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and American Immigrant Representation Project


Informed Immigrant


Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Detention: A Global Alliance to End Child Immigration Detention -; 5/15/18 Child Rights; (short video with Mariane)


Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) autonomous organ of the Organization of American States (OAS) to protect human rights


International Detention Coalition: Human Rights for Detained Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants: (free course and many resources, tool kit in English and Spanish) Annual Report: July 2017-June 2018; (12/20/18) Global Compact; (7/11/18 Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration); There are Alternatives: Africa (to detention) –;;


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – Psychosocial Centre –


International Migrants Day – 12/16/16 Discussion with experts on migrants rights -


International Organization for Migration (the UN Migration Agency); Migration and Climate Change (2018); (Senegal’s migrant returnees become storytellers 10/11/18)

 (migrant deaths remain high 2/6/18)


International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) mobilizes legal resources to advocate for refugees and displaced people to find pathways to safety.


Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) based in Toronto, Canada


Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) legal rights


Law at the Margins -


Lawyers for a Good Government fighting for democracy, justice, and the future of our nation


Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center


LGBTI persons in Immigration Detention (2016 pamphlet)


Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)-


MALDF – Latino Legal Voice -


Mercy Corps (Quick facts: What you need to know about the Syria crisis) (global migration stories series)


The Migrant Trail


The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)– Supporting Vulnerable Students in Stressful Times; Supporting Marginalized Students -


The National Immigration Forum -


The National Korean American Service and Education Consortium formed to protect progressive voice and full participation of Korean and Asian Americans


The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; e:


National Immigrant Justice Center


National Immigration Law Center (NILC) (8/28/18 webinar) Winning in the States Initiative webinar Defending Safe Spaces in Schools; (DACA update 8/3/18); (webinar 4/17/18) Public Charge, DACA, & Other Immigrants’ Rights, DACA update 1/1/18 (you tube); DACA student testimonies -; webinar 9-7-17; pdf of webinar power point


National Temporary Protected Status TPS Alliance


Nation Swell Aid at the Border


New Sanctuary Coalition an immigrants’ rights organization based in NY


Planet Syria Blog (Dream Act)


Psychotherapy Action Network (pamphlet to help immigrant parents separated from children)


Pueblo Sin Fronteras (NGO to aid migrants and refugees on the move- caravan from Honduras)


RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services)


Refuge Coffee Company coffee-related job creation, job training, social networking, and commerce


Sanctuary Caravan working with asylum seekers and refugees fleeing violence and persecution


Sanctuary Restaurants -The Sanctuary Restaurants Movement spearheaded by restaurateurs with support from Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) and Presente, envisioned a different world where communities protect each other.


Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative (SIDI) Pro-bono legal representation to detained immigrants in Deep South (volunteers needed) – connected to SPLC -; (legal case detention center conditions forced labor)


Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) -; (2018 video) One year after Charlottesville: Ten ways to Fight Hate; (2017 pdf.); SPLC Hate in the White House- February, exposing the alt-right anti-immigrant organizations (CIS and FAIR);


Stop Notario Fraud – protect yourself and know your rights


Tech Crunch enabling refugees to become entrepreneurs in host countries


The Unapologetically Brown Series – (photos, poetry, posters, etc.) -


Unitarian Universalists Service Committee:


UNHCR – (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) UN Refugee Agency – Children on the Move: Data Brief Key Facts and Figures (2018); Unaccompanied Minors: Humanitarian Situation at the US Border; International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families: Convention on the Rights of the Child (Nov. 2017 No. 3 & No. 4),, Mariane Quintão Testifies at Session on UN Compacts (June 2017); What was Syria Like Before the War?; Women on the Run -; (7/11/16 Refugee or Migrant?);(downloadable reports – Oct. 2015) Brian Hansford Senior Public Infor Officer 202 243 7623, Chris Bolan, Public Info Officer:, Global Trends: World at War (2014) – Forced Displacement (2015) download,; Guidelines on Determining the Best Interests of the Child:; Field Handbook for Implementation of UNHCR BID Guidelines 2011:


US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants advancing the rights and lives of those who have been forcibly and voluntarily uprooted


Voces de la Frontera YES! Youth Empowered in the Struggle Grassroots organization in Wisconsin


Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) –(10/22/18 central American caravan); advocacy for human rights (10/12/18 Archbishop Oscar Romero Declared a Saint – Honoring his call for justice); (8/28/18 National shame: The Trump Administration’s Separation and Detention of Migrant Families) https://www.wola.åorg/analysis/national-shame-trump-administrations-separation-detention-migrant-families/;(asylum seekers 8/2/18); (protest letter to Sessions – July 2018); (Venezuela’s migration -July 2018); (zero tolerance report);; (resources);; (wall); (asylum seekers) (myths about migration) (Why Central Americans are fleeing); Refugees and Migrants; (10/27/17 Tracking Historic Human Rights cases in El Salvador)


Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights a volunteer-based group of community members (in Michigan) committed to advocating for immigrant rights, sends out alerts about ICE and CBP operations and raids, and changes in immigration law.


Winning in the States (8/28/18) webinar Defending Safe Spaces in Schools


Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic Yale Law School


The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights –


* especially informative content

The resource list was compiled by Lynn Ditchfield with contributions from: Cheri Cluff, Michael Ditchfield, Victoria Dryfoos, Camila Fernandez, Justen Foster, Shari Geistfeld**, Linda Graham, Marissa A. Gutierrez-Vicario, Julie Huff**, Naomi Ostwald Kawamura, Roslyn Sue Le Mesurier, Kendra Mills, Vivian Maria Poey**, Jane Sampaio, Guy Michel Telemanque, Gail Tipton, Rachel Toon, Vanessa Vento, and others. Mentor for Immigration Guidebook Rebecca A. McCarthy, Esq. Immigration & Nationality Law.

**special thanks

Funds to help support granted in part by:  Mass Cultural Council (MVLCC) and Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship

For more free resources on immigration, please visit Focus on Immigration Education and Stories Through the Arts (FIESTA)

Please feel free to send other resources, or contribute curriculum plans or ideas to the Creativity-Based Curriculum Guidebook on Immigration, for details contact