InmigranteInformado.com Launches With New Spanish-language Website, “Know Your Rights” Video
At a time of uncertainty, new resource hub aims to equip Spanish-speaking immigrants with crucial information about their rights
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Informed Immigrant launched a new Spanish-language website and “Know Your Rights” training video to help Spanish-speaking immigrants and their families more readily access knowledge and resources related to immigration. The new www.INMIGRANTEINFORMADO.com website features three categories of vital information: 1) FAQs related to the administration’s recent executive order on immigration; 2) “Know Your Rights” resources for immigrants and allies, including a list of over 1,000 service provider organizations for immigrants in all 50 states; and 3) Information on legal support, employment, DACA, and other issue areas.
Also launched today on www.INMIGRANTEINFORMADO.com is a new “Know Your Rights” & Family Preparedness Plan training video, in Spanish, to help immigrants learn how to prepare themselves and their families in case of separation. At a time of great uncertainty for immigrants in America, Informed Immigrant’s training video aims to empower community members to learn their rights both inside and outside of the home. Empowering people with information and concrete next steps can help lower fear and build supportive communities. Both of these resources are also available in English at Informed Immigrant (www.informedimmigrant.com)
In partnership with a number of organizations such as FWD.us, NILC, America’s Voice, and TheDream.us, www.INMIGRANTEINFORMADO.com includes FAQs vetted by immigration attorneys, information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), legal service provider search tools, “Know Your Rights” materials, community organizing toolkits, family preparedness plans, and a list of local immigrant-serving organizations in all 50 states. Informed Immigrant also includes an offline Ambassadors program to bring Informed Immigrant resources to community members who may lack Internet access or fluency.
“We are proud to be a part of the coalition to build this resource. It is inspiring to see so many people coming together to assist our communities. We hope that InmigranteInformado.com can provide families, service providers and allies with critical and empowering information needed in this moment.” —Katie Aragón, Grassroots Communications Manager, FWD.us
“As an entrepreneur, a mother and a formerly undocumented leader, I am excited to utilize the InmigranteInformado.com resources to prepare my community and build partnerships with non-traditional allies like health clinics, who can pass on these resources to their clients. For my own family, feeling ready to face any scenario has made the difference between crippling fear and a more regulated awareness. I hope others will find this resource helpful as well.” —Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, Informed Immigrant Ambassador and Founder, Dreamer’s Roadmap
“Now, more than ever, we need to be able to provide accurate and real-time information to immigrant communities so they feel informed, prepared and, most of all, assured that their communities and others around the country have their backs and want to protect them. When our federal government is willing to hurt our vibrant immigrant communities, we need to show there are ways to fight back with information, and that immigrants are not alone.” —Avideh Moussavian, Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
“Schoolchildren practice fire drills in schools every year, even though fires at schools are rare. Likewise, although DHS does not have the workforce and money to conduct raids in every immigrant’s home, every immigrant should be prepared to assert their rights in case they come in contact with law enforcement or immigration officers. Like fire drills, one’s rights should be learned, practiced and rehearsed.” —Gaby Pacheco, Program Director, TheDream.us
“Right now, millions of immigrants go to bed at night fearing that the next day they may be separated from their friends, family, and the country that they call home. By staying informed, and ensuring families know their rights, we can provide immigrants with the tools they need to protect themselves and their loved ones. Resources like the Informed Immigrant video series will play a crucial role in helping immigrant families plan for the future.” —Juan Escalante, Digital Organizer, America’s Voice Education Fund