Immigrant Justice
Everyone deserves to move freely, pursue their dreams, and thrive. We’re fighting for a country that honors all families by ensuring they have access to the resources they need and protecting undocumented communities from the deportation machine.

Our vision and work

People with the courage to move for a better life help make our country and our communities vibrant and strong. But right now our federal immigration system is not working to honor these families – fueled by racist rhetoric and policy, and corporate backers that seek to divide us in order to maintain power.

At the local level, leaders are using their power to protect immigrant communities from the deportation pipeline, pass inclusive policies that treat people with dignity, and provide meaningful opportunities for people to participate equally in our society and become citizens in the country they to chose to call home.

FEATURED resource

Local Power to Choose Welcome: Supporting New Arrivals with Dignity

This policy memo offer local government leaders direction on how to ensure their localities can follow the lead of communities, and take on this shared responsibility to create a welcoming infrastructure. Based on interviews with grassroots organizers, government officials, policy advocates, and local elected leaders organizing in their communities, this memo details medium-term strategies that local governments can take to welcome migrants and people seeking asylum in order to support their transition into a new community.


Blogs And Featured News

New Resource Helps Local Electeds Welcome and Support New Arrivals with Dignity

Our newly released resource aims to chronicle this roadmap – offering direction for local electeds to follow the lead of communities, and take on this shared responsibility to create a welcoming infrastructure.
LPTX member and Austin City Councilmember Zohaib “Zo” Qadri speaking at a rally for local democracy in St. Louis, MO.

LPTX State Download 🍁 | A win for local democracy, next steps in the fight, & upcoming events! | September 2023

See what’s in store for our LPTX Chapter!

Federal Advocacy Roundup | September 2023

The September 2023 Local Progress Federal Advocacy Roundup breaks down recent Biden administration decisions around TPS and Medicare as well as the upcoming impacts of Supreme Court decisions on student loan debt and abortion.

Local Electeds Praise Portland Street Response As National Model, Urge Continued Investment

Local elected officials representing nearly a dozen localities across the country have joined the chorus of Portlanders calling for renewed support for the Portland Street Response program.

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