All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.
It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status.
Todas las familias deben tener un Plan de Preparación Familiar. Aunque es nuestro deseo que usted nunca tenga que usar su plan, es buena práctica tener un plan a la mano para reducir el estrés de lo inesperado. Este paquete le ayudará a todos a crear un Plan de Preparación Familiar, sin importar su estatus migratorio.
From the beginning of President Trump’s campaign, he has called for increased restrictions on immigration and blamed immigrants for crime and unemployment. As he has moved through his first two years of presidency, rhetoric and national policy continue to be pitted against immigrants — and the clinic is feeling the repercussions.
Shelley Sallee, Volunteers in Medicine assistant director, who began working at the clinic in 2008, said she wasn’t expecting it to be like this.
“I’ve never worked in a place that relied so heavily on the political environment,” she said. “You know, we don’t want to be political, we just want to take care of people.”
The Department of Defense announced today it will extend eligibility for Military OneSource benefits from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life. This change goes into effect today in accordance with the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019.
Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This step-by-step guide will help you create a plan for your children in the event you are not available to care for them.
“Black and Hispanic children in Indiana are doing worse than white and Asian children,” said Willems Van Dijk.
In Indiana, Hamilton County near Indianapolis ranked as the healthiest county. The county placed first in health outcomes, which included length and quality of life statistics. Hamilton was also the best in health factors, including health behaviors, clinical care access, social and economic factors, and physical environment.
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) offers a wide range of legal services to low-income immigrants. Attorneys and trained staff provide consultations and legal representation on the following matters:
Deferred Action for Eligible Youth (DACA)
Legal assistance for eligible youth and their families seeking to apply for deferred action and employment authorization.
Legal assistance for permanent residents and U.S. citizens who want to apply to bring family members to the United States or to allow family members in the United States to adjust their status.
Applications for Lawful Permanent Residence
Assistance in completing and filing applications for lawful permanent residence (also known as a green card.
Legal assistance for permanent residents who want to apply to become U.S. citizens.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Legal assistance for immigrants who qualify for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) visas based on their country of origin and dates of immigration.
Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)
Assistance in completing and filing applications for Nicaraguan, Cuban, Salvadoran, and Guatemalan immigrants and nationals of the former Soviet Union who entered the United States in the 1990s.
Legal representation for immigrants who are in deportation proceedings.
Legal protections for immigrant victims of family violence
Legal assistance for men and women who qualify for immigration benefits under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) because they have been abused by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Visas for immigrant victims of crimes
Assistance in obtaining a visa for immigrants who have been a victim of a crime and are willing to assist law enforcement in the investigation of that crime.
Visas for immigrant victims of human trafficking
Assistance in obtaining a visa for immigrants who have been trafficked into the United States.
VenBloomington es una lista privada donde Venezolanos en Bloomington, IN pueden compartir ideas, hacer preguntas, listar recursos, o simplemente publicitar eventos a al resto de los integrantes de la lista. En estos momentos difíciles, es obvio que la primera necesidad es ayudar a nuestros mas recientes inmigrantes; pero también creemos que podemos servir como apoyo emocional y cultural.
As Puerto Rico continues to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Indiana University is offering qualified undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in accredited Puerto Rican colleges and universities the opportunity to spend the Spring 2018 semester at any IU campus. Find information for Puerto Rican students interested in a visiting semester at IU and information for IU faculty who would like to sponsor these students.