Local & National Immigration Resources
Lynn Rapid Response Network (no website yet) (617) 306-1365 The Lynn Rapid Response Network is an all-volunteer organization that represents over 30 local non-profit organizations including: Lynn Community Health Center, Northeast Legal Aid, ECCO, Family and Children’s Services, Children’s Friend and Family Services, KIPP Academy, and Pathways.
International Institute of New England. https://iine.org/ The mission of the International Institute of New England is to create opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship.
Together and Free. https://www.togetherandfree.org/ A coalition of volunteers supporting immigrant families separated at the US border.
Pathways. http://www.pathwayslynn.org/ Formerly known as Operation Bootstrap, Pathways, Inc. has been an adult education provider on the North Shore for over 40 years. Today we work with adults who seek to learn or improve their English or obtain a high school equivalency while planning out a career pathway leading to a job that pays a living wage. Our program integrates basic skills with technical and work-readiness skills, preparing individuals to be successful in the workplace or in further training. We’ve got a lot going on and we are excited about what we do. How can you be involved?
English at Large. https://www.englishatlarge.org/ Each year our trained volunteers provide free one-to-one English language tutoring and small group instruction to hundreds of adult learners in 21 Boston-area cities and towns, helping them improve their English language skills, adapt to American life, and participate in their communities.
Beyond Bond and Legal Defense Fund. https://beyondbondboston.org/ Raising funds to bond out detainees and help with legal fees.
Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network (BIJAN) (No website per se but link to volunteer form) We are a network of faith communities, individuals and other activist groups working to reduce the escalating harm of our immigration system in the current political context.We are all volunteers and we work closely with immigrant communities and immigrant-led organizations to support those impacted by our racist immigration system.We provide accompaniment, which can include support in court or at ICE check-ins, legal referrals, fundraising for bond or legal fees, letters of support from the community, rides for families to visit loved ones in detention, and logistical assistance with paperwork or bond payments. We also help with housing, transportation, and other immediate needs of people released on bond who have no other resources in the community.As an accompaniment network, we take action only in response to requests from those in need of support, or their representatives (family, attorneys, etc.) We don’t make promises, but we are good at trying very hard. If you would like to join us as a volunteer, please sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkjaXNWSqKshz2TzTJFmecn1OfxVXscTeVZzj284Mpq8jOCg/viewform (bit.ly/joinBIJAN)
Several Friends from our meeting has been involved with the Sanctuary Caravan. https://www.sanctuarycaravan.org/ We invite you to stand for justice by joining the Sanctuary Caravan, a call by New Sanctuary Coalition to thousands of loving minded people to spend 40 days and 40 nights at the border to meet, witness and accompany the exodus of people fleeing to the U.S. for sanctuary. We are resolved to stand in solidarity with those leaders of liberty who are nonviolently asserting their right to migrate by moving their caravan of brave souls across the U.S./Mexican border. On this issue, there is a right side of history and a wrong side – but there is no middle.