We support the United States’ long history of welcoming refugees, immigrants, and those seeking asylum. We are dedicated to upholding the human rights of these individuals, families, and communities. We call our whole community to come together to stand alongside our neighbors who possess real fear of discrimination and loss of individual safety. We are committed to never be silent in the face of religious persecution, racism, and personal acts of aggression.
This statement, written by the Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition, has been signed and endorsed by Literacy Source and many other individuals and organizations. The NWIRHC also has excellent resource toolkits available for download.
Resources for immigrants:
Immigrant Legal Resource Center - Family Preparedness Plan
This helpful packet offers practical advice for immigrant families to help reduce the stress of the unexpected.
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, millions of documented and undocumented immigrants face increased uncertainty around their status in the United States. Immigrant rights organizations and leaders across the country have banded together and pooled resources to help immigrants and their allies obtain the current best-known information and guidance.
Know Your Rights: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and One America
These sites provide useful guides for human rights, especially for vulnerable individuals interacting with immigration and customs officials, local police, and other authorities.