Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Releases Spanish-language Video to Support Immigrant Parents
We are pleased to announce the release of a video we produced in response to the requests from thousands of parents who find themselves and their children in an environment that is increasingly uncertain for immigrants.
The video demonstrates and provides insight for parents on how to communicate with their young children on topics that are particularly difficult to tackle. It models interactions between parent and child and shows them how to respond, and comfort a child who faces the stress of bullying, and potential family separation. Using the familiar dicho “Better safe than sorry”(“Mas vale prevenir que lamentar”), it also encourages parents to develop a plan that is best for their family and how to provide for the care and well-being of their child in the event of an emergency.
Intangible Productions and Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors developed the video in conjunction with experts on family engagement, early childhood development and immigration policy. The video is available free of charge along with links to information and resources for immigrant parents. There are versions with subtitles in English and Spanish for bilingual and hearing impaired families.
Family Preparedness Plan
(Immigrant Legal Resource Center) Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status.
Family Preparedness Plan
Document where parents and caregivers can list important information about themselves, their families and their children in case they have to be absent, like in the event of detention or deportation.
The Rights of Lawful Permanent Residents Permanent
(Immigrant Legal Resource Center) Permanent residents continue to have all the same rights. This one-pager provides information on your rights as well as things to keep in mind if you want to travel outside the United States, have been convicted of a crime, or are eligible to naturalize to become a U.S. citizen.
Know Your Rights
(United We Dream) Are you prepared if Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents approach you? Download your Deportation Defense Card to Know Your Rights & Call our hotline to report ICE activity.
Immigration Law Help
is a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states.
The National Immigration Project
the National Immigration Project has promoted justice and equality of treatment in all areas of immigration law, the criminal justice system, and social policies related to immigration.
National Immigration Services Network
(is a joint project of the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net) To search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.
Immigrant and Refugee Children, A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff
(United We Dream’s Dream Educational Empowerment Program, National Immigration Law Center, First Focus and the AFT) This guide was created for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States.
Care, Cope, Connect
A new resource is now available to help the growing number of families in California tackling heightened community stress. The Care, Cope, Connect resource, created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of California, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children.