I am so proud that Collington is part of the Kendal Network of Quaker value retirement communities.
They have now posted on their blog my recent blog on this Collington Residents site about tools to help people with immigration issues find out their options, get help, and take action. Here is the Kendal posting.
It means so much to me that we are part of a network with strong values and unfrightened about asserting those values when needed to protect the vulnerable.
I know that for us the moment when we knew we had to come here was when we read about Kendal’s leadership role in almost eliminating restraints from nursing homes. It’s the same thing here, really.
I urge everyone to share the information about this tool, copied below, with a particular focus on those groups and networks that have contact with those whose families and friends are most likely to need it. “It’s not enough, but it’s a start.”
Paste from my prior blog below:
So it seems appropriate, without necessarily making any political judgment, to share the information that the Immigration Action Network and Pro Bono Net, an organization that develops online tools for access to justice, (and which incidentally I helped found twenty years ago, have just launched a major new online tool to help those facing immigration issues. It is obviously overwhelmingly timely. Here is some of the announcement from the groups:
Hi all – We just launched an ambitious new platform called immi (English: www.immi.org, Spanish: www.immi.org/es ) to help immigrants understand their legal options, find legal help and protect their future.
Immi includes an in-depth online screening tool with individualized results for family-based immigration, asylum, TPS/DED (Temporary Protected Status/ Deferred Enforced Departure ), SIJS (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status), U/T visas (Domestic Violence), VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) and more, as well as know your rights resources and a search tool to help immigrants find local nonprofit legal assistance.
Please explore, blog, link to, and help us get the word out using our simple social sharing tools: https://www.immi.org/info/share.html.