Welcome! Our goal with this site is to share some best practices and provide legal contexts to help make our towns, cities and campuses more welcoming homes for all, especially for our undocumented immigrant neighbors.
The Migration Policy Institute estimates that there are 105,000 unauthorized people living in Connecticut, 3% of the state’s 3.5M total. The American Immigration Council estimates that unauthorized immigrants comprised roughly 5.1% of the state’s workforce and contribute over $135 million dollars in state and local taxes.
We hope to live in communities that are united by love and inclusion and not divided by hate and discrimination. In the wake of the recent presidential election, many Connecticut residents now live in fear of deportation. President Trump’s proposed policies threaten to end sanctuary cities, triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, and terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Please contact us if you have any suggestions for this site, including updated and new, related information. Also, please let us know if you would like to add your immigrant advocacy/resource organization to the Organize Your Community page!