The following resources are intended to help union members know their rights and ensure they are prepared to defend themselves and the immigrant members of their families and communities in the event of workplace or community raids.
The courts have blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—for now. That means that hundreds of thousands of people who receive their work authorization through DACA will continue to be able to renew their status while the cases make their way through the legal system. Visit this page for essential information to help unions and their members understand the current situation and take steps to protect people’s rights at work.
The Department of Homeland Security has announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for numerous countries. Hundreds of thousands of people receive their work authorization through TPS, so these terminations will have a serious impact on workers, including many union members. Download fact sheets below and visit this page for essential information to help unions and their members prepare.
WE WILL DEFEND AND RESIST
Too often, workplace raids and audits are used as cover to suppress the rights of working people who speak up for safe, just and dignified working conditions. We developed tools for labor and community organizers to prepare for, and resist, the unjust workplace raids and audits that undermine the rights of all workers.
The following organizations have useful materials to support, protect and empower immigrant working people:
The Administrative Relief Resource Center is a project of the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is the only national legal advocacy organization that works to protect and advance the civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans.
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers, most of whom are union members, and allies advancing worker, immigrant and civil rights.
Centro de los Derechos del Migrante Inc. uses education, outreach and leadership development; intake, evaluation and referral services; litigation support and direct representation; and policy advocacy to defend and protect the rights of workers as they move between their home communities in Mexico and their workplaces in the United States.
Farmworker Justice empowers migrant and seasonal farm workers to improve their living and working conditions.
The International Labor Recruitment Working Group seeks to end the systemic abuse of international workers who are recruited to the United States, by collaborating across labor sectors to develop comprehensive policies and advocate for reforms.
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is a national organization representing the interests of some 2 million Latino/a trade unionist throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Mijente is a hub for social justice organizing that is pro-Latinx, but pro-black, pro-woman, pro-queer and pro-poor.
The National Council of La Raza is the nation's largest constituency-based Hispanic organization that works to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for all Hispanic Americans.
The National Day Laborer Organizing Network improves the lives of day laborers in the United States and helps member organizations develop leadership, mobilize and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women.
The National Employment Law Project is a national advocacy organization for employment rights of lower-wage and immigrant workers.
The National Immigration Law Center engages in policy analysis, litigation, education and advocacy for racial, economic and social justice for low-income immigrants.
The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of non-citizens.
#Not1More builds collaboration between individuals, organizations, artists and allies to expose, confront and overcome unjust immigration laws.
United We Dream is a national immigrant youth-led organization whose mission is to achieve equal access to higher education for all people, regardless of immigration status.
- The National Immigration Law Center offers detailed information about your rights and links to low-cost and free legal assistance.
- This AFT Guide for Educators includes advice on how to support and protect immigrant youth and families in case of a raid.
- This guidance from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center explains steps immigrant families should take before and during a raid.