America is a nation of immigrants. Over 40 million people living in the United States were born in other countries. Native Americans comprise just 1% of the U.S. population. Often fleeing adverse circumstances and in pursuit of a better life for their families, immigrants face severe challenges upon arriving in America. Beyond integrating with a new language, culture, and home, the schizophrenic maze of state and federal laws makes it difficult to get access to education, healthcare, housing, transportation, legal services, and fair employment.
First-generation immigrants and their children are among the most vulnerable people in the United States, often exploited and discriminated against in unseen ways. Today’s increasingly harsh political landscape is striking fear in the heart of these immigrant communities, calling into question even the most basic assumptions about livelihood and safety. Due to this, American Civil Liberties Union (Northern California) is defending immigrants’ legal and human rights, extending a well-deserved sense of compassion, respect, and belonging. “Using targeted impact litigation, advocacy, and public outreach, the ACLU protects the rights and liberties of immigrants. For more than 25 years, the ACLU has been at the forefront of almost every major legal struggle on behalf of immigrants’ rights, focusing on challenging laws that deny immigrants access to the courts, impose indefinite and mandatory detention, and discriminate on the basis of nationality.”
They are not doing it alone, also, the growing platform iMiMatch has been of a great assistance to immigrants as it connects and brings immigrants from diverse background to form a growing community on this platform. With iMiMatch, immigrants are lucky to meet people they can always talk to and seek help. Together the immigrants overcome their challenges with ease on this platform. Why not join iMiMatch to support immigrants around the world, in this critical time of need.