In record numbers, you have called, emailed and stopped by Neighbors Link to ask what you can do to support immigrants. Thank you for standing up in this critical time. We are emailing out regular action steps and will update this page with those items. If you would like to be added to our email list, contact Katie Graves-Abe.
We know many people attended the Mount Kisco March & Rally on May 7th and in the rallies in support of Diego Puma. Thank you! We will post upcoming events here soon.
Many people ask us for talking points on how to articulate their support for immigrants in our community. Here are a few sentences that you can use when the time is right.
Immigrants are good for our country, our economy, and our democracy. Most of us are descended from immigrants, and we know from our own family histories that when immigrants are integrated into a community, everyone thrives. I am going to stand up for the immigrants who are my neighbors.
Many people have asked us for the best way to stay updated on immigration issues, both at a national and local level. Two reliable groups to follow are:The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), particularly for local updates on immigration issues in New York. Neighbors Link is a member of NYIC.The National Immigration Law Center, particularly for legal updates on immigration issues.
People often come to us looking for advice on how to respond to false information they hear about immigrants. We will be updating these myths and realities often in the next few weeks:
Immigration Myth 1: Immigrants Don't Pay Taxes
Immigration Myth 2: Immigrants aren't learning English
Immigration Myth 3: Immigrants take jobs from native-born residents
Immigration Myth 4: Undocumented immigrants are receiving extensive public benefits