Ferdoushi Sharif is a Jackson Heights resident and the mother of two daughters, both US citizens. In 2017, Ferdoushi’s husband Bablu Sharif reported for his annual check-in with ICE but was taken into custody and deported to Bangladesh. Now Ferdoushi is also threatened with deportation. Read More

This happened a long time ago, but it made a big impression on me: I was a young white activist, recently moved to the US Southwest. An older Mexican guy named Oscar had taken me under his wing, helping me survive in a factory job that I had more or less faked my way into. Read More

I followed him. Because I had watched those videos. Because the ghosts started dancing, ghosts of fascism and trains and uniformed men demanding identity papers. Because the smirk made me angry. Because he looked like a cold threat on a warm, sunny day. Read More

Yesterday afternoon, the New York Immigration Coalition held their Queens Town Hall on Public Charge. Changes to the Public Charge Rule are set to go into effect on October 15, 2019, though this may be delayed due to litigation. Fear and confusion have led many people, some of whom wouldn’t have been affected by these Read More

As I followed hundreds of protesters down the escalator to the Greyhound ticket counter, our lively chant ‘ICE off the buses! ICE out of New York!’ engulfed the sound space of the Port Authority. Read More

Freedom for Immigrants has posted resources for individuals and their families facing detention or at risk of deportation. Read More

Who We Are

We are a group of people committed to standing in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors who are increasingly under attack. By alerting the public to abuses and disseminating information on the rights of immigrants, we strive to increase awareness and mobilize our community to support those in need.

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Get in Touch

If you need assistance, please reach out to us and we will do our best to get you the necessary support and resources.

We also welcome suggestions and information about other groups or events that may be of interest to immigrants or those who wish to stand in solidarity with them.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Supporting Immigrants in Schools

    October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. We All Belong Here: Jackson Heights Fighting for Migrant Rights

    October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Open Borders Conference in NYC

    October 19 @ 10:00 am

Additional Resources

Whether it’s issues of detainment, deportation, workplace discrimination, housing, or educational justice, there is a group somewhere that is ready to lend a helping hand. We have compiled a list of resources to assist the immigrant seeking support or the activist looking for a place to give back. If your organization isn’t on our list, please contact us and we’ll be happy to add it. Please click below for further information.

No Human Being is Illegal

Ningún Ser Humano Es Ilegal

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