Immigrant & Refugee Resources
We recognize that actions taken by the White House, including a new executive order restricting immigration as well as orders to increase immigration enforcement, are unsettling to many of our families. We want to reiterate our commitment to our students’ safety.We will do everything we can under the law to protect students and maintain a safe and secure environment for every student at school.Here are resources to help immigrant and refugee families navigate this uncertain time.
Immigration Legal ServicesNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.Website: nwirp.org
Phone: 206.587.4009Colectiva Legal del Pueblo is a non-hierarchal collective organization founded for and by undocumented immigrants working to build community leadership and power for migrant justice through legal advocacy and education.Website: colectivalegal.orgPhone: 206.931.1514American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Referral ServiceAILA is the only legal association in the United States for immigration attorneys. More than 14,000 immigration lawyers are members of AILA.Website: ailalawyer.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgList of Organizations Recognized by Board of Immigration AppealsThe Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) adjudicates immigration cases in a careful and timely manner, including cases involving detained aliens, criminal aliens, and aliens seeking asylum as a form of relief from removal, while ensuring the standards of due process and fair treatment for all parties involved.Website: justice.govPhone: 703.305.0289
Immigration Advocates Network National Legal Services DirectoryThe Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants' rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them.Website: immigrationadvocates.org
General Legal ServicesWashington LawHelp
Washington LawHelp is a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Washington. This site provides legal education materials and tools that give you basic information on a number of legal problems, and in some cases, detailed instructions and forms to help you represent yourself in court.Website: washingtonlawhelp.orgNorthwest Justice Project CLEAR HotlineNJP’s mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities.Website: nwjustice.orgPhone (In King County): 211Phone (Outside of King County): 888.201.1014Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC)
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children provides specialized, holistic legal advocacy for children in child welfare proceedings and other juvenile court matters.Website: lcycwa.comPhone: 206.494.0323
Columbia Legal Services advocates for people who face injustice and poverty. They seek to achieve social and economic justice for all, using policy reform, litigation, and innovative partnerships to reveal and end actions that harm the communities they serve.
Discrimination in Employment, Housing, OthersWA State Human Rights CommissionThe mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to prevent and eliminate discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of productive partnerships in the community.Website: hum.wa.govPhone: 800.233.3247King County Office of Civil RightsThe King County Office of Civili Rights aims to eliminate unlawful discrimination through education, mediation, and enforcement that is responsive to a diverse King County.Website: kingcounty.govPhone: 206.684.4500
City of Seattle Office of Civil RightsThe Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) advances civil rights and removes barriers to equity.Website: seattle.govPhone: 206.684.4500
Resources on Obtaining U.S. CitizenshipWashington New Americans program (run by OneAmerica)The Washington New Americans Program (WNA) connects immigrants and refugees in Washington State to the information and legal services needed to successfully naturalize and exercise their civic voice. In the interest of changing a flawed system, we also advocate to reduce the structural barriers that keep many from achieving U.S. citizenship.Website: wanewamericans.orgPhone: 877.926.3924Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Naturalization ProgramThe Naturalization program provides citizenship services to legal immigrants who receive public assistance through cash, medical, or food assistance programs administered by DSHS.Website: dshs.wa.govPhone: 206.568.5609
Resources on Public Benefits for ImmigrantsWashington LawHelpWebsite: washingtonlawhelp.org
Northwest Health Law AdvocatesNorthwest Health Law Advocates is the consumer voice in the health care debate. We aim to improve access to health care for all Washington residents in furtherance of health as a human right.Website: nohla.orgPhone: 206.325.6464
National Immigration Law Center – Economic SupportThe resources on this page provide information about eligibility and other rules governing immigrants’ access to federal and state economic support programs.Website: nilc.orgPhone: 213.639.3900
Resources on General Immigration Policy / AdvocacyAmerican Immigration CouncilThe American Immigration Council is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants.Website: americanimmigrationcouncil.orgPhone: 202.507.7500National Immigration ForumThe National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.Website: immigrationforum.orgPhone: 202.347.0040National Immigration Law CenterThe National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.Website: nilc.orgPhone: 213.639.3900Detention Watch NetworkDetention Watch Network is a national membership organization that brings together advocates from diverse backgrounds to unify strategy, build partnerships and strengthen the movement to end immigration detention.Website: detentionwatchnetwork.org