Immigration and Decarceration Resources
Immigration and Decarceration Resources
- Immigration Resources
- Decarceration Resources
- Legal Resources
- Educational Resources
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN)
The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) was founded in 1994 to bring together diverse and potentially competing organizations into one cohesive force for social and environmental justice in Nevada, and continues to do so!
The UNLV UndocuNetwork is a network of allies, undocumented students, staff, and peers whose mission is to empower, inspire, advocate and create thriving spaces for undocumented students, TPS recipients, refugee students, UndocuQueer students, Afroimmigrants, AIP immigrants and any other immigrant students at UNLV! We aim to become as inclusive and intersectional so our undocumented community can thrive in Higher Education.
The Immigration Center for Women and Children
The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) is a non-profit legal organization providing free and affordable immigration services to underrepresented immigrants in California and Nevada. ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes.
UNLV Immigration Clinic
The UNLV Immigration Clinic offers law students real world experience providing pro bono deportation defense and is a community leader in protecting children and families in Nevada. It includes the Bernstein Children's Rights Program, which defends unaccompanied children fleeing violence.
United Latino Community
United Latino Community, Inc. (formerly known as Nevada Hispanic Services, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that provides free or low-cost legal aid, translating and interpretation services, community education, and advocacy for residents of Carson City and neighboring rural communities. We assist over 3,000 clients a year. We provide holistic solutions with the goal of building and sustaining strong families and communities.
Hermandad Mexicana Nacional has been founded as a non-profit organization , which with more than 40 years of experience has strengthened and provided support to the immigrant community. Hermandad Mexicana Nacional is dedicated to providing immigration services and protecting the needs and rights of Spanish-speaking immigrants.
Mass Liberation Project
We seek to structurally transform Nevada's criminal justice system by organizing with people who have direct experience with mass incarceration and their families.
Forced Trajectory Project
Forced Trajectory Project (FTP) is a media, public relations and advocacy organization that began in 2009, documenting the rippling effects police violence has on communities beginning with the families who have lost their loved ones to police murder. Utilizing moving pictures, stills, and sound, the project's goal is to paint an intimate and accurate portrait of the "forced trajectory" these family members find themselves on after their loved one is killed.
The Last Prisoner Project
The Last Prisoner Project was founded in 2019 out of the belief that no one should remain incarcerated for cannabis offenses. We brought together a team of cannabis industry leaders, criminal and social justice advocates, policy and education experts, and leaders in social justice and drug policy reform to work to end this fundamental injustice. We are committed to freeing every last prisoner of the unjust war on drugs, starting with the estimated 40,000 individuals imprisoned for cannabis.
Re-entry Initiatives Supporting Ex-Offenders (RISE) Program
The RISE program is designed to assist ex-offenders in transitioning from incarceration back into the community. Some of the services include family reunification, educational services, mentoring and referrals to help ex-offenders become selfsufficient through employment.
We provide a compassionate, evidence based continuum of care to help those who are involved, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system by meeting their behavioral health and reentry needs so they can achieve long term recovery.
Prison Families Alliance (PFA)
The primary purpose and focus of Prison Families Alliance, Inc., is to help those who are left behind when society removes our loved ones from us. Our group provides a forum for open discussion about the problems we encounter. The friends and family can move past the stigma and connect with others having similar experiences.
National Lawyers Guild: Las Vegas Chapter
The Las Vegas National Lawyers Guild is an organization of lawyers, law students, legal workers, jailhouse lawyers, and legal observers that are dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political, economic, and judicial system. We consider the law to be an instrument meant to serve the People and the Earth rather than a justification for their oppression.
Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
The Eighth Judicial District Court provides assistance to those seeking to represent themselves in family court and civil court. The centers provide general information and fill-in the blank forms for you to use.
Northern Nevada Legal Services
Nevada Legal Services can help with a variety of legal issues. We primarily assist with housing cases where tenants are facing eviction or termination of their subsidized housing, where individuals and families are applying for and are denied or terminated from SNAP, TANF, or other government benefits, denials of Unemployment Benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, sealing criminal and eviction records, and more.
Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans
Since 1996, VARN's Pro Bono Project has recruited a panel of over 100 private and public volunteer attorneys to provide free legal services to low-income residents in Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, Humboldt, Elko, and White Pine counties.
Southern Nevada Senior Law Program
The Southern Nevada Senior Law Program provides seniors with the following Pro Bono Legal Services: Estate Planning and Probate, Healthcare Directives, Real Property and Housing, Consumer Assistance, Elder Law Rights, Government Benefits and Public Entitlements, and Community Outreach.
The Citizenship Project
In 2001, the Culinary Union joined with a number of other organizations to establish the Citizenship Project, a place where union members, their families, and members of the community could get free help through the citizenship process. Since 2001, the Citizenship Project has helped over 16,000 Nevadans become U.S. citizens. And all services are FREE!
The Citizenship Project helps people through the entire process - the application and preparation for the exam.
NASW supports U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021
The Act, I passed, will provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The bill also includes provisions to "fast track" a path to citizenship for agricultural workers, those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, people with temporary protected status (TPS), and others who are classified as deferred enforced departure (DED).
One of the fundamental aims of the legislation is to begin to find remedies to address the root causes of immigration - especially for asylum seekers from Central America and the Caribbean.
Black Lives Matter. Black Immigrants' Lives Matter. Black Asylum Seekers' Lives Matter.
Immigrants from predominately Black countries, such as African and Caribbean nations, face tougher treatment under the current immigration system. While just 7% of non-citizens in the U.S. are Black, they make up a full 20% of those facing deportation on criminal grounds. In ICE jails and private prisons, guards subject Black immigrants to solitary confinement at higher rates than non-Black immigrants. The longest incarcerations on record are for Black immigrants.