Resources for Responding to
Immigration Issues

Resources for Teachers

Bridges to Academic Success expresses strong support for and solidarity with our immigrant communities during these challenging times. We are providing a list of resources that can be useful to teachers and schools who are looking for home and classroom materials to help sustain and defend students and their families at this time. Please find the following links below with additional information and resources that you may want to share with families or community members. Brown University

  • Excellent source and planning tools to teach critical thinking and analysis using sources about the Executive Order.


Generation Human Rights 

  • A great curricular resource on human rights with an international perspective.


Boston College, Center for Human Rights and International Justice

  • Contains an extensive Human Rights Curriculum for ESOL written for beginning and intermediate level English Language Learners

Frameworks Institute

  • The current speaker is from the FrameWorks Institute which offers wonderfully rich, practical resources for influencing the way the public talks about immigrants and immigration.


Teach Dream Sanctuary Schools Toolkit for Teachers

  • Toolkit for educators and school communities to support and stand with those who are undocumented and immigrant students and families.


Samples of Powerpoints and Flyers

  • Used by schools on Tuesday, February 28th, for lessons, activities, and rallies


UFT Statement on supporting Immigrant Students

If DACA ends

  • Information from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) about what legal rights current DACA recipients have if the program were to end.


Informed Immigrant

  • “Whether you are an immigrant or an ally, stay informed and find crucial and carefully curated information on advocacy campaigns, mental health, your rights, and more. Select one or multiple categories below to customize your own list of resources.”


ACLU – Know Your Rights

  • The ACLU has guides to interaction with ICE and the police, including printable fact sheets.


  • An advocacy group in Seattle and the National Partnership for New Americans. We are identifying resources for programs and agencies serving immigrants and refugees – though most materials are too high a level for LESLLA students to understand.


United We Dream Advocacy Group

  • From their website: United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.
  • They have printable flyers advising folks on their rights in many languages.
  • They do not seem to have many resources specific to Trump’s policies, but they are very actively fight them. News here:


The New York Immigration Coalition

What they do:

  1. Represent the collective interests of New York’s diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them.
  2. Advocate for laws, policies and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups.
  3. Build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people’s lives and to strengthen our state.


SAFE Passage Project

  • Safe Passage Project, a registered 501c3 not-for-profit, was created to address the unmet legal needs of indigent immigrant youth living in New York by providing these indigent youth with basic advice and assistance. We work with volunteer attorneys to provide representation for unaccompanied minors in immigration court. Safe Passage provides training, resources, and mentoring to volunteer attorneys regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) status as well as other possible immigration alternatives for children.


New Sanctuary Movement

  • The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to stay together. We recognize that unjust global and systemic economic relationships and racism form the basis of the injustices that affect immigrants. We seek reform of United States immigration laws to promote fairness, social and economic justice.


Immigrant Defense Project