Supporting our Immigrant Community in Troubled Times
BWC has been deeply engaged in immigrant rights organizing, defense of immigrants’ rights, and supporting movements for immigration reform at the state and national levels. We are becoming a registered service center under the USIS Board of Immigration Appeals. BWC’s Immigrant Justice Project assisted over 130 applicants for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We help families to locate relatives held in detention by ICE, and we do considerable educational work around Massachusetts' new Real ID law. We have recently become part of the wider Immigrant Defense Project, overseen by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. Through this project, we are continuing to support DACA renewals, and we are connecting members of the community with legal resources and sanctuary spaces.