An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Resources for Immigrant Workers and Allies

Photo: Paul Takeuchi

As the reality of a Donald Trump presidency sets in, unions and workers centers are gearing up for a massive fight to defend immigrant members, building on lessons from the past decade.

Labor Notes is compiling immigration Know Your Rights materials, resources, and model contract language. See a checklist of five questions to ask as your union or worker center prepares to defend members here.

This list will be updated as we receive more materials. Have a resource to share? Email sonia[at]labornotes[dot]org


National Immigration Law Center: Everyone Has Certain Basic Rights, No Matter Who is President (includes a know-your-rights card to show to immigration officers if stopped) [Available in English, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, and Korean]

Immigrant Defense Project: Know Your Rights With ICE [Available in English, Spanish, Traditional Mandarin, Simplified Mandarin, French]

CHIRLA: CHIRLA Know Your Rights Video [English and Spanish]

National Immigration Law Center: How to Be Prepared for an Immigration Raid (includes tips on forming a rapid-response network) [Available in English and Spanish]

Women Step Forward An interactive website that maps out immigration options and resources. [English and Spanish]


Immigrant Advocates Network A directory of nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services.

Immigration Court List A list of non-profit organizations and attorneys who have committed to providing pro bono legal services at specific immigration court locations.

National Lawyers Guild’s National Immigration Project A tool to find immigration attorneys who are members of the NLG’s National Immigration Project. Not all are pro bono attorneys.


Model Immigration Contract Language [SEIU]