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#ImHere: THE CALL – A film about a choice no woman should have to face

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Sonia has worked so hard for this: a healthy family and a normal life in an average American town. But on a night that should have been like any other, she is forced to make an impossible choice that could shatter her family’s dreams forever. Keep your daughter safe — … More »

Checkpoint Nation? Building Community Across Borders

Early one morning, Maria—then nine months pregnant—and her family were stopped by the police for no discernible reason. At one of the most intimate moments of her life, Maria found a team of immigration agents—not her husband—by her side. Maria’s chilling story is the centerpiece of this powerful documentary depicting the reality of harsh immigration laws and post-9/11 racial … More »

Restore Fairness

“Restore Fairness” produced by Breakthrough in association with 26 leading organizations, calls for the U.S. government to bring back due process and fairness to the immigration system. The video features the powerful voices of Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren and Lucille Roybal-Allard, Judges Dana Marks and Bruce Einhorn, and civil society leaders Anthony Romero, Donald Kerwin, Karen … More »

Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America

“I’ve seen a lot in my life but to be degraded…not just stripped of my clothes, being stripped of my dignity, was what I had a problem with.” Kurdish American Karwan Abdul Kader was stopped and stripped by local law enforcement for no reason other than driving around in the wrong neighborhood. Watch stories like … More »

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Restore Fair Immigration and Racial Justice

Over the past five years, Restore Fairness has built an incredible resource of award winning immigration videos, blog posts and take actions to restore fair immigration and racial justice. The campaign began as the aftermath of 9-11 set in with a steady decline in the human rights of all immigrants to the United States. Cruel … More »

NEW FILM: The Call – A choice no woman should face


Sonia has worked so hard for this: a healthy family and a normal life in an average American town. But on a night that should have been like any other, she is forced to make an impossible choice that could shatter her family’s dreams forever.
 Keep your daughter safe — or keep your family … More »

Soy poderosa because I can lend my voice in solidarity


Guest Blogger: Karen Guzman, Policy Intern, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Karen Guzman tells the story about when she realized she was poderosa – when she found out her cousin was undocumented, and could lend her voice in solidarity.
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Every time I hear the word poderosa or powerful, a particular experience in my life strikes me … More »

These Lives Matter: “Detainee Not Found”

Guestblogger:Claudia Valenzuela, Associate Director of Litigation for Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center
This post is the second in a new series titled “These Lives Matter,” in which NIJC staff, clients, and volunteers will share their unique perspectives on immigration stories that do not always make the news.

I began my legal career working … More »

#ImHere for Immigrant Women. Are You?


For millions of immigrants, here — the U.S. — is home. But for many immigrant women, home is not safe. The last few years have brought a steady decline in the human rights of all immigrants to the United States. Our broken immigration system and cruel anti-immigrant laws have had particular impact on immigrant … More »
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Featured Allies

  • We need to have judicial discretion… discretion doesn’t guarantee that everyone will remain here but it does guarantee that everyone will have a fair hearing.

    — Judge Bruce Einhorn, retd.
    Immigration Judge
  • America has always prized how we treat people...and I think if most Americans understood what was happening, they would want it to stop immediately.

    — Karen Narasaki
    Asian American Justice Center
  • One of the great things about our country is that the government also has to live within the rule of law, and everybody in America, under our constitution, is entitled to due process of law.

    — Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
    16th Congressional District of California
  • It is time to restore fairness to a group of people being denied basic rights simply because they were born on a different patch of the Earth.

    — Kyle de Beausset
    Citizen Orange
  • When the rights of any one person are violated, the rights of all of us are in jeopardy…that will quickly come back to haunt us.

    — Anthony Romero
    ACLU