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 resourceS

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. The 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.

First page of a messaging guide to help local electeds speak speak publicly and proactively about welcoming and supporting new arrivals in their communities.

Messaging Guide to Support New Arrivals

New messaging guide will help local elected officials speak publicly and proactively about welcoming and supporting new arrivals in their communities. The messaging guide includes framing principles, topline messages, ‘how to respond when’ scenarios, policies to choose welcome, and tactics and resources to leverage your voice to shift the narrative.

Resources

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.
Photo: Josh Katz| The state should no longer design roads where pedestrians are just an afterthought, like this entrance to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

New York Pols Back Gounardes’s Bill to Cut Driving by 20%

For decades, transit planners have widened roads and expanded highways as cities have grown. But these interventions have only increased traffic and worsened pollution. LP members in New York wrote to legislative leaders demanding state DOT take a new approach to planning.
People working together in a community garden (photo credit: Canva)

Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity for Local Leaders to Leverage Nearly Unlimited Federal Funds

We just released a new resource with our friends at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center to help you take advantage of a once-in-a-generation federal funding opportunity!

LP Stands with Students and Condemns the Violent Suppression of Free Speech

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