On October 2nd, our Executive Director, Teresa Hendricks, visited Alpine Elementary School. As part of our Defending Against Hate program, she spoke to 100 of the school's parents about our organization's services and what to do if they encounter ICE.
For over 45 years, Migrant Legal Aid has built trust with migrant workers through outreach and counsel. Now more than ever, workers tell us about their fears – of physical violence, of their children’s safety, of losing their rights, and of ICE. Defending Against Hate is the first program of its kind, connecting law enforcement, school systems, and migrants to facilitate communication and understanding.
Our goal is to protect migrant workers and to reduce acts and words of hate directed at documented and undocumented immigrants.
for more information on this program.