Immigrant Justice
Everyone deserves to move freely, pursue their dreams, and thrive. We’re fighting for a country that honors all families by ensuring they have access to the resources they need and protecting undocumented communities from the deportation machine.

Our vision and work

People with the courage to move for a better life help make our country and our communities vibrant and strong. But right now our federal immigration system is not working to honor these families – fueled by racist rhetoric and policy, and corporate backers that seek to divide us in order to maintain power.

At the local level, leaders are using their power to protect immigrant communities from the deportation pipeline, pass inclusive policies that treat people with dignity, and provide meaningful opportunities for people to participate equally in our society and become citizens in the country they to chose to call home.

FEATURED resource

Local Power to Choose Welcome: Supporting New Arrivals with Dignity

This policy memo offer local government leaders direction on how to ensure their localities can follow the lead of communities, and take on this shared responsibility to create a welcoming infrastructure. Based on interviews with grassroots organizers, government officials, policy advocates, and local elected leaders organizing in their communities, this memo details medium-term strategies that local governments can take to welcome migrants and people seeking asylum in order to support their transition into a new community.


Blogs And Featured News

New Resource Helps Local Electeds Welcome and Support New Arrivals with Dignity

Our newly released resource aims to chronicle this roadmap – offering direction for local electeds to follow the lead of communities, and take on this shared responsibility to create a welcoming infrastructure.
Picture from Getty Images of the current Supreme Court Justices

Federal Advocacy Roundup | June 2023

The June 2023 Local Progress Federal Advocacy Roundup breaks down the debt ceiling deal, the Trump indictment, the Supreme Court's decision in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. Teamsters, and the status of asylum seekers post-Title 42.
Group photo of LP Minnesota members and partners at the 2023 state meeting in St. Paul.

Minnesota local leaders strategize for the next wave of change

As Minnesota's 2023 state legislative session comes to a close, local leaders across the state came together last week to strategize on housing policy and narrative, learn from one another, build community, and dream up change.
HB 1 poster image: Our Cities, Our Rights

Six Florida Cities Succeed In Reducing Harm Of HB 1, End Court Challenge

Southern Poverty Law Center shared a press release marking the end of six Florida cities' lawsuit against HB 1, Florida's anti-protest and anti-local control bill.

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