Who is fighting for immigrants rights? For more than 25 years, the ACLU has been at the forefront of almost every major legal struggle on behalf of immigrants’ rights, focusing on challenging laws that deny immigrants access to the courts, impose indefinite and mandatory detention, and discriminate on the basis of nationality.
What are the immigrant rights? Civil Rights Laws – immigrants, regardless of their status, are protected from unlawful discrimination in employment, education, housing, and public accommodations (e.g., restaurants, hotels) on various bases, such as race, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age.
How many legal immigrants Does the US accept each year? According to the 2016 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, the United States admitted a total of 1.18 million legal immigrants (618k new arrivals, 565k status adjustments) in 2016.
How can I help immigrant rights?
- 1) Get informed.
- 2) Speak up and speak out.
- 3) Write letters to the editor to your local newspaper.
- 4) Support organizations that provide direct services to immigrants and refugees.
- 5) Call your representatives.
- 6) Get immigrants out of detention.