Deportation and Refugees: How to Help

Donate your skills and resources to these organizations serving vulnerable populations

Student interns or volunteers are welcomed by the following groups active on Long Island, as are professionals in fields such as law and healthcare willing to do pro bono work:

CARECEN-NY (Central American Refugee Center):

Long Island Jobs with Justice:

Make the Road New York

NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union), Suffolk County Chapter

Sepa Mujer

Everyone has constitutional rights regardless of citizenship. Knowing your rights can save you or someone else from arrest or deportation. Stay informed and share information with others.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of an ICE raid, have been directly transferred from jail to immigration detention, or witness ICE presence on Long Island, call toll-free: 1-516-387-2043

Call this helpline ONLY if you have a criminal record:
Immigration Defense Project (M-F 9am-5pm): 1-212-725-6422

For immigration assistance and representation:
Immigration Legal Aid Hotline (24 hours): 1-844-955-3425

To get a referral for legal services:
New-Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636

Check out Deported: An American Division, an exhibit by Rachel Woolf, about an American family’s experience relocating to Mexico.

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