Immigrants & Refugees

Catholic Legal Immigrant Network
CLINIC promises to promote dignity and protect the rights of immigrant families. This is done through advocacy, legal support, religious services and other programs.

American Immigration Council
The Council brings together problem solvers and employs four coordinated approaches to advance change—litigation, research, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications to advance positive public attitudes and create a more welcoming America.  

Justice for Immigrants
Justice for Immigrants desires to educate and rally the Catholic community to create positive immigrant reform and organize Catholic networks to provide benefits that come from such a reform.

Migration Policy Institute
This Washington, DC think tank provides research for policies and initiatives concerning refugees and immigrants at local, national and international levels.

Unidos US
The largest Latino advocacy organization in the U.S., formerly the National Council of La Raza, its local presence is felt through 300 affiliated community-based organizations nationwide. Unidos US works primarily in the policy and advocacy sphere, but also provides capacity-building assistance to the affiliated organizations so that opportunities can be advanced to local immigrant families.

National Immigration Law Center
With a mission to “defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrant families,” NILC provides a wide range of services from engaging in lawsuits on behalf of immigrant families to advocacy and capacity building for area lawyers.

NETWORK is a Catholic leader in global movement for justice and peace, primarily focused on educating, organizing and lobbying for economic and social transformation.

BEST Index
The Basic Economic Security Tables (BEST) Index is a tool used to determine the amount of income a working adult must have to meet their basic needs-such as housing, food, transportation, child care, and saving for emergencies and retirement.  It is searchable by county and state and takes into account the family type (number of workers and number of children).