Resources for Immigrants and Allies

Directories for NJ
*immigrant rights and services organizations in NJ
*Search for local legal service providers in 13 languages

Community Organizations in NJ
*American Friends Service Committee, Immigrant Rights Program
*Legal Services
*Tuesday hotline for Immigration Questions:  2-4 pm  973-643-1924
*The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group
*Centro Comunitario, Based in Union City, NJ, provides immigration legal services and organizes in the community to seek justice, legal status and fairness for immigrants.
*El Centro Hispanoamericano, helps meet the needs of immigrants and refugees in New Jersey through affordable legal services, advocacy, social service referral, community education and organizing, and cultural programs.
*Essex Rising, Supports Fair and Welcoming Policies for West Orange
908 965-0455
*First Friends, Visiting detainees to offer compassion and support, Post-detention support
*Make the Road NJ, based in Elizabeth, organizes in immigrant communities, legal and support services, transformative education and policy work.
*Support for immigrant youth, including help with college process
*New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees, Coalition of civic and religious organizations
*New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, The Alliance works towards policies that support the dignity and human and civil rights of immigrants in NJ.
*Wind of the Spirit, Immigrant Resource Center
* supports immigrant communities in Morristown , Camden , New Brunswick , Newark , Newton,  Hackettstown , Dover , Paterson and Passaic.

Know Your Rights – Information and Community Resources
*Advocates for Children of NJ, Resources for undocumented families
*ACLU, Know Your Rights cards available in 14 languages
*ACLU, What to do when faced with anti-Muslim discrimination
*Printable cards
English | (Arabic) العَرَبِيَّة‎‎ | Español (Spanish) |فارسی (Farsi) | Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) | (Urdu) اُردُو‎
American Friends Service Committee, Immigration Plan AFSC Creole
*CAIR, Know Your Rights American Muslim Civic Pocket Guide
*DRUM, Southeast Asian Organizing Center.  Resources for immigrant workers and youth
*Know Your Rights for Immigrant Workers in English and Bengali
*First Friends, Resources and support for immigrants in detention and their families
*Here to Stay, Know Your Rights Flyers in English, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Hindi, Farsi, Marathi, Tagalog and Haitian-Creole
*Immigrant Defense Project – Know Your Rights Flyers in Haitian Creole, Bangla, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog,Urdu, Portuguese, Russian, English, Spanish, French, Punjabi, Arabic, Simplified Mandarin, Traditional Mandarin
*Immigrant Legal Resource Center – order free Know Your Rights Red cards
*Family Preparedness Plan in English, Spanish and Chinese
*Informed Immigrant, Important info for Immigrants and Allies
*National Immigrant Justice Center
*National Immigration Law Center Includes Rights Cards in Farsi, Arabic, Somali, and Spanish
*Community education materials to address issues of concern to low-income immigrants
*New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice
*Know Your Rights Cards in 11 languages:  English, Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, Arabic, Tagalog, French, French Creole, Korean
*Report ICE sightings or interactions
*Power of Attorney forms
*Includes these webinars/videos:
The Role of Teachers and Educational Support Professionals in Supporting Undocumented Students
Real Talk Lecture Series “How To Support Undocumented Students”
Establishing Fair and Welcoming Communities – Sanctuary Policies in New Jersey
Planning Ahead: Power of Attorney and Delegation of Authority by Parent
Immigration in New Jersey: Background, Facts & How to Get Involved
*New York Immigration Coalition, Toolkits in English, Spanish and Chinese
*Know Your Rights Graphic in English and Spanish
*United We Dream, Know Your  Rights Flyers in English, Arabic, Spanish, Korean and Chinese
*NYU Law Immigration Clinic, Comprehensive resource links

Schools and Education
*Teaching Tolerance, Immigrant and Refugee children:  A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff
*Teach DREAM:  Making Schools Safer Places for Undocumented Students

English Classes

Maplewood Library ESOL Classes
Hilton Branch – Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic Counties and the Hilton Branch are offering Adult ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages).  Level 1 classes begin April 11th. For more information, or to schedule an appointment to register, please call 973-566-6200 x217. $25 Registration Fee.  Registration and classes held at Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood.

East Orange Library ESOL Conversation Circles
Free.  No registration required.
Tuesdays (9-11 a.m. in East Orange Room):  Conversation, Reading and Basic Literacy
Fridays (10 am to 12 pm in 2nd Floor Conference Room):  Conversation only