BENEFITING: BROOKLYN DEFENDER SERVICES
As the Trump Administration continues to carry out deportations across the nation at an alarming rate, Indivisible Brooklyn is proud to stand with Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS), an organization that provides comprehensive representation to thousands of immigrant clients, who face life-changing consequences as a result of the current administration.
BDS works at the intersection of criminal justice and immigration systems, in criminal court and in deportation proceedings. The organization works to provide the most vulnerable immigrant communities in New York with high quality legal representation and related services. Presently, there is an urgent need for funding to provide individuals with the information, tools, and services that will help inform diverse immigrant communities of their rights across New York city. Your contribution will help BDS:
- Fund immigration application filing fees and other costs (required physical exams for green card applications, etc.) for clients
- Develop and translate “Know-Your-Rights” materials in multiple languages for wider distribution
- Recruit skilled social workers to provide in depth services for immigrant clients.
Information is power. Help us mitigate the growing fear and uncertainty in immigrant communities across the city by enabling BDS to provide accurate information on immigrant rights, law enforcement and legal assistance.