New Online Resource for Immigration Advocates

A new online network that supports legal advocates working on behalf of immigrants’ rights has been launched by Immigration Advocates Network. The website www.immigrationadvocates.orgwas established through a collaboration of national immigrant rights organizations--with funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York--to improve communication between those organizations and small, developing charitable legal service agencies.

The password-protected website will serve as a resource for legal service providers and public interest advocates working for justice on behalf of low income immigrants. The website represents an innovative model for distributing immigration-related content and advocacy tools to charitable legal service providers. The website includes a library of manuals and sample materials for non-profit legal service providers. It also accommodates videos, podcasts and features online training with immigration experts as well as news alerts, listservs on immigration law topics and a national calendar of trainings and events.

Support for immigrant integration is a fundamental component of Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to ensure that all Americans continue to be able to participate in our national life and, in turn, share the responsibility for the success of our democracy. Grantmaking activities include research, policy analysis and advocacy, communications, support for promising innovations, demonstration programs and replications, and support for capacity-building in selected institutions.