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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. government agency and official site for immigration applications, green cards, citizenship requirements, services and benefits for immigrants

www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

U.S. Immigration Support

Non-government site for ordering passports, visas, green cards, and citizenship applications.

www.usimmigrationsupport.org



 

IMMIGRATION LAW:

National Immigration Law Center

Protects rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members.  NILC staff specialize in immigration law, employment and public benefits rights of immigrants. 

www.nilc.org



 

IMMIGRATION FACTS:

U.S. Census Bureau Data Immigration:

Immigration migration estimates and projections for all foreign-born persons in the U.S. including naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (immigrants), temporary migrants (such as foreign students), humanitarian migrants (such as refugees), and people illegally present in the United States.

www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/immigration.html

Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California, San Diego:

www.ccis-ucsd.org

Pew Hispanic Research Center:

pewhispanic.org/about

Southern Poverty Law Center:

Information on hate groups, civil rights and tolerance programs   

www.splcenter.org

Immigration Pros and Cons:

www.balancedpolitics.org/immigration.htm



 

IMMIGRANT HEALTH INFORMATION

U.S. Center for Disease Control:

www.cdc.gov/omhd/Populations/HL/HL.htm

National Council on La Raza

www.nclr.org/content/policy/detail/1786

 

IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND ANALYSIS:

National Council of State Legislatures

www.ncsl.org/programs/immig/immigpolicyoverview.htm



 

IMMIGRANTS’ HISTORY:

Stories of U.S. Immigrants

teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm



 

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS:

Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras - An international coalition of religious, environmental, labor, Latino and women’s organizations. Efforts are grounded in supporting worker and community struggles for social, economic and environmental justice in the maquiladora industry.

Detention Watch Network - A national coalition in the United States that addresses the detention crisis head-on and helps detainees and their loved ones make their voices heard.

Friends of the Day Laborers - San Diego Friends of Day Laborers is a solidarity group that monitors San Diego Minutemen activity at day laborer sites. Their main purpose is to document the physical and verbal harassment and abuse that the Minutemen engage in while at the day laborer sites.

Hermandad Mexicana - La Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana, es una organización no-lucrativa y no gubernamental, basada en la comunidad, de miembros de familias de trabajadores inmigrantes mexicanos en su gran mayoría y centro y suramericanos.

Mexican-American Political Organization - The Mexican American Political Association, founded in Fresno, California in 1960, has been, and is, dedicated to the constitutional and democratic principle of political freedom and representation for the Mexican and Hispanic people of the United States of America.

New Sanctuary Movement - Support for families suffering from unjust immigration laws.

Border Angels – provides humanitarian aide for immigrants including water and clothing to prevent deaths in the mountain and desert regions of San Diego and Imperial Countiesborderangels.org

National Council of La Raza

Latino civil rights organization promoting rights of Hispanic Americans

www.nclr.org

Foundation for Change:

Supports bi-national grassroots organizations working for progressive social change in the San Diego/Tijuana border region

www.foundation4change.org/index.php

National Immigration Forum:

www.immigrationforum.org

 

IMMIGRATION SERVICES AND ADVOCACY - EAST COUNTY

Center for Social Advocacy

277 E. Lexington Ave., Suite A

El Cajon, CA 92020

P. 619.444.5700 ext. 304

F. 619.444.5080

www.c4sa.org

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Immigration Direct: http://www.immigrationdirect.com/immigration-naturalization-service.jsp

 

SAN DIEGO-AREA IMMIGRATION RIGHTS, ADVOCACY AND SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Faith-based Organizations (Immigration)

American Friends Service Committee | afsc.org/immigrants-rights

Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform | justiceforimmigrants.org

Catholic Charities of San Diego | www.ccdsd.org/immigration.php

Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights | www.icironline.org

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services | www.lirs.org

Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform | www.cirnow.org



 

BORDER FENCE DISCUSSION SITE:

www.copswiki.org/twiki/bin/view/Common/BorderFence



 

ANTI-IMMIGRATION GROUPS:

13 anti-immigration groups were founded by one man:

www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?sid=72