Our immigration regime
is a daily betrayal of our
values as a nation.

America needs a NEW VISION FOR IMMIGRATION to ensure that every new member of our society is afforded their rights and treated with dignity. Migrants are human beings like every other citizen in this country. IT IS TIME WE BEGAN BUILDING BRIDGES into our society to ensure everyone has the opportunity to improve life for themselves and their family. We must enshrine and protect the right to come to the United States of America and thrive. Let’s build bridges, not walls. Join us!

A NEW VISION

We will create a new vision and shape a new narrative around immigration and human rights,

POLICY THAT PUTS
HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST

We will present new policy solutions on immigration in partnership with other human rights organizations and individuals across the country,

GRASSROOTS POWER

We will empower and organize community members to take our demands to the streets,

PUSH OUR ELECTED
OFFICIALS TO ACT

We will together push Members of Congress, City Councilmembers, County Commissioners, State Legislators, Governors, and other local officials to support these executive and legislative reforms.

This doesn’t happen without you. Pledge to take action in your own backyard to push for a new vision to treat our neighbors as neighbors.

Join us as we continue to protect the human rights of those seeking home and safety in the U.S. Let’s stand united against those who want to point the finger at our neighbors to get away with racism, xenophobia and greed.

Add your name to our #BuildaBridge pledge. Help us build an unstoppable community of people ready to fight for the humanity of those seeking a better life.

I pledge

TO BE AN ACTIVIST FOR THIS CAUSE

TO VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT THE REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY

TO FINANCIALLY CONTRIBUTE TO RAICES’ WORK

We are failing our immigrant communities on a daily basis. In detention centers throughout the country, we are VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS. On the border, we are SEPARATING FAMILIES. Throughout the interior, we are arresting and deporting people when they get a busted tail light or go to a doctor.

Our immigration regime is a constant betrayal of our values as a nation. It fails to treat immigrants with the rights enshrined in our constitution, and worse, it fails to acknowledge that they are HUMAN BEINGS deserving of the same dignity as any other person.

With a climate crisis on the horizon, our current system of laws for dealing with immigrants will prove not only inadequate, but CRUEL AND INHUMANE.

If we cannot respond to the current number of asylum-seekers with compassion, we have little hope of doing so when entire regions of the world become uninhabitable. That is the future we must plan for.

We have a chance, today, to not only prepare for the worst, but CREATE A NEW SYSTEM that truly represents the ideals of our nation.

We have a chance to teach newcomers about our country, help them seek jobs, enroll their children in school, look after their health, enroll them to vote, and proclaim proudly that no human is illegal. We have a chance to build bridges so that any one who wishes to come here is WELCOME AND THRIVES.

This will help ALL OF US thrive.

Refugee and Immigrant Center
for Education and Legal Services

RAICES is a frontline organization for the advocacy of immigration reform. A nonprofit agency, it promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.