Exodus of Central American Migrants

On Monday, November 12 was held the Panel: Addressing the global refugee crisis - Part II: Focus on the United States, at the Birmingham Southern College Norton Theater.

At the panel, Sarai Portillo, executive director of ACIJ, and Yanira Arias, campaign manager of Alianza Americas, presented a report on current events in Mexico due to the Exodus of Central American migrants. "This Exodus must be treated as an humanitarian crisis because it is created by hunger and death in the countries of origin," said Sarai Portillo.

If you want to make a donation to the Refuge for Families Campaign. Donations to this campaign will support efforts to provide legal assistance and legal immigration services for migrant families and asylum seekers.

35K in 15 Days Campaign was very successful!

On October 18th, with a Cocktail Party we launched our fundraising campaign 35K in 15 days! The kick off was amazing!  To the party attended community members, sponsors and the general public. We raised a little more than $1,500!

Thank you so much to all the community and friends that help us raised $19,682! These two weeks we received a total of 131 contributions! The amount represents nearly the 60% of our ambitious goal. Thank you! We couldn't have done it without our generous donors. We also thank our amazing team for their hard work and dedication.

If you haven’t made your contribution yet, there’s still time!! Your ongoing support helps us continue our working of fighting for immigrants in Alabama. 

Alabama VOTA 2018 Outcomes

These past weeks we focused our efforts on the Alabama VOTA campaign in Jefferson, Madison, and Mobile counties where a high concentration of Latino voters is located. Each election cycle, we demonstrate the power of Alabama's Latino community by increasing voter turnout, registration, and civic education. Our staff and volunteer registered 100 new voters, knocked on nearly 1,500 doors and made nearly 2,000 phone calls in these counties. Among the canvassing and phone banking, we distributed 1,000 post cards encouraging Latino voters to go to vote. Immigrants form a key voting bloc in local, state, and national elections. Alabama VOTA gives to our community a voice in the 2018 midterms election.

ACIJ Launches New Website!

If you're reading this, you've discovered we have a new website! We hope this site is easy to navigate, and helps you find all the information you need about our organization! With this new, simplified format, you can easily give a donation to support our work, read our staff bios, sign up for email list, and more. Enjoy!