Immigrant Rights Fund

Safe Horizon

For Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project (ILP) to expand services to immigrant victims of crime, abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and torture in Brooklyn—particularly those with complex immigration matters, at risk of being removed from the United States. Funds will also increase training for frontline staff at community-based social service agencies so that they are informed on current immigration policies and practices. This includes staff at local hospitals, schools, shelters, and places of worship.

New Sanctuary Coalition

To support immigrant-led efforts that mobilize interfaith congregations to defend families facing deportation, build awareness of unjust immigration policies, and serve as witnesses in immigration court and detention centers. NSC is developing a cohort of Sanctuary Congregations in Brooklyn and citywide to provide housing for individuals and families at risk of deportation while they pursue a stay of deportation or suspension of their case entirely. Funds also support leadership trainings, ongoing legal clinics, and a rapid response volunteer network of immigrants and allies.

Center for Family Life

For the Sanctuary Families Project at Center for Family Life (CFL), which supports immigrant parents at risk of deportation and mobilizes community allies to create long-term child care plans for children remaining in the United States. CFL will work with up to 100 immigrant families in Sunset Park and will recruit, train and certify a cohort of neighborhood-based kinship and foster parents who will be prepared to serve as sanctuary families for children.

OCA-NY Asian Pacific American Advocates

In June 2017, OCA will host "Where Can Immigrants Living in Fear and Uncertainty Get Help?” a forum that brings together elected officials, government agencies, law professional, and community organizations to assist Asian immigrant communities in Brooklyn with legal advice and immigration fraud alert. The forum will be held at the Chinese Promise Baptist Church in Sunset Park.

New York Communities for Change

In May 2017, NYCC will launch a member-led community defense network in Flatbush to protect its Latinx, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern immigrant members and neighbors from deportations, police brutality, and mass incarceration—all of which disproportionately affect Brooklyn’s immigrant, especially Black immigrant, populations.

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