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.
Thank you to everyone who joined the Unity March and Rally over the summer as well as the rallies in support of the Immigrant Protection Act. We will post upcoming local events to support immigrants and refugees on this page.
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. To view our full series on Immigration Myths and Realities, please click here.