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Social Justice Organizations and Resources: Immigration

This Research Guide provides links databases, organizations, and resources under the rubric "Social Justice".


These organizations and resources advocate for Immigrants at the local and national levels.


Immigrant Organizations and Resources

Leque of United Latin American Citizens

"The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States."


The Legal Defense Fund Cases and Papers

Resource Page for Cases and Papers from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund


Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

"MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Our commitment is to protect and defend the rights of all Latinos living in the United States and the constitutional rights of all Americans."


New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ)

NOWCRJ is “dedicated to building power at the intersection of race and the economy.”  It is an umbrella organization.  It’s sub-groups include Congress of Day Laborers / Congres O De Jornaleros (Economy and Immigration, Stand With Dignity (Economy and Race), Seafood Workers Alliance / Alianza de Trabajadores de Marisco y Pescado (Economic), and the The NOWCRJ’s Legal and Policy Department.


Southern Poverty Law Center

"The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality."


Urban Justice

The Urban Justice League is a New York City based umbrella organization with numerous projects addressing social justice.  Their immigration projects include Asylum Connect, The Brave House (immigrant girls ages 16-21), and Human Rights Project.