The US immigration border crisis - where to donate?
November 11, 2019 6:49 AM   Subscribe

In order not to feel so helpless, I want to donate to organizations that are mitigating ICE policy at the border: detention, forced separation, and deaths.

Perhaps legal challenges are the best way, so is the ACLU the best bang for the buck?

Does anyone else have suggestions, please?
posted by honey badger to Law & Government (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I got some great answers when I asked a similar question last year. I ended up giving to RAICES.
posted by FencingGal at 6:55 AM on November 11, 2019 [9 favorites]

The MeFi Wiki Get a Lawyer page has an Immigration section that links to a variety of organizations that are responding to ICE policies.

For detention, resources include the Freedom for Immigrants’ National Immigration Detention Bond Fund, which is both fundraising for bond and operating a rapid response National Detention Hotline.

For forced separation, the Vera Institute for Justice offers the Immigrant Connection Project (ICON), which is a resource for parents who have been separated from their children due to the administration’s zero tolerance policy. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) offers a further list of legal resources for separated families.

The ACLU has produced "Know Your Rights" materials in a variety of languages and their current issues include Immigrants Rights' and Detention, ICE and Border Patrol Abuses, the Road to Citizenship, and Deportation and Due Process.
posted by katra at 8:30 AM on November 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

RAICES is where I've gone as well
posted by TravellingCari at 10:36 AM on November 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

Immigrant families together. Disclaimer: I am acquainted with the founder. They do good work, though.
posted by gaspode at 1:38 PM on November 11, 2019

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