We created the Esperanza Education Fund because we believe in the power and beauty of immigrants. Nothing will change our commitment to supporting immigrant students, regardless of their ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. To support our scholars, their families, and other immigrants, we’ve put together some resources below that might help.
If you don’t know where to start:
Our friends at Atlas DIY have posted some videos that might help you understand. While they do NOT substitute for legal advice, they are a good starting point:
If you need legal representation:
- Find a trusted lawyer using the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Immigration Lawyer Search tool.
- Check out this list of resources and non-profits from our friends at Dream.us.
If you need information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):
- Please read the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s recommendations and analysis.
If you are unsure about your rights:
- Start with this guidance provided by the National Immigration Law Center.
- Learn more about immigration issues, your rights, and health care in this new webinar from The National Immigration Law Center.
If you are concerned about law enforcement:
- Our friends at United We Dream have created a handy card outlining your rights in case you are the target of an immigration raid.
If you are being harassed:
- Voto Latino is reviewing harassment reports. Text REPORT to 73179.