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Latinx Resources

Resource guide celebrating the cultural, political, and creative contributions of Latinx peoples in America.

Undocumented Resources

Undocumented individuals in the United States are defined as people who have entered or reside within the U.S. without official government authorization. Although undocumented resources is included in the Latinx Resource Guide, not all undocumented individuals are from Latin America, but are from all over the world. Language around undocumented people is constantly changing, for more information, please read “Words Matter: Illegal Immigrant, Undocumented Immigrant, or Unauthorized Immigrant?” by Jonathan Kwan.

Below are external resources for undocumented individuals, families, and students.

  • Graduates Reaching a Dream Deferred: GRADD is an organization founded by undocumented graduate students that aims to address the needs of immigrant students interested in pursuing graduate education. GRADD works to establish a national network of students, faculty members, and community leaders dedicated to bringing resources and attention to this underserved student population.
  • Immigrants Rising: Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.
  • My Undocumented Life: Provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators). We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system while undocumented, information on how to apply for DACA, key upcoming immigration-related events, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.
  • United We Dream Network: United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 52 affiliate organizations in 25 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

Legal Resources

  • American Immigration Council: A nonprofit that advocates for immigrants, including through research and policy analysis.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association: A national association of immigration lawyers.
  • Greater Boston Legal Services: GBLS, in conjunction with Harvard Law School, has an immigration unit that can offer referrals and answer questions free of charge. The immigration intake clinic operates biweekly. Their hours and times can be obtained by contacting their main office at 617-371-1234.
  • Immi: Online screening tools, legal information and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations from the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, nonprofit organizations dedicated to justice for low-income immigrants.
  • National Immigration Law Center: One of the leading nongovernmental organizations in the U.S. that advocates for rights of immigrants.
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): A U.S. government agency that oversees lawful immigration processes and manages immigrant benefits functions, including DACA applications and renewals.

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