Tennessee has one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in the country. As a result, many institutions and organizations are serving a much more diverse constituency. This year, as a result of changes to immigration policy and refugee resettlement, the need for accurate information and resources is much greater.

We have heard from many teachers, churches and other places of worship, local governments, and social service providers that they are looking for information and resources to share with their students, clients, and members.

We will be collecting and updating resources on this page that can be shared with immigrant and refugee communities. If you have any questions about the resources or services, please contact Camila, TIRRC's Integration Director, at camila@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

Additional resources can also be found online at Informed Immigrant.

If you witness any immigration enforcement activity, text or call TIRRC at (615) 414.1030.


 

Resources

Policy Updates

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Mass Deportation Executive Order (Jan. 25)

Top Ten Things You Need To Know - English

Top Ten Things You Need To Know - Spanish

Refugee & Muslim Ban Executive Order (Jan. 27)

NOTE: A federal judge has temporarily halted most sections of this order from being implemented. At this point, refugees are continuing to be resettled (up to the newly lowered 50,000 cap), individuals with green cards and visas from the seven targeted countries are able to travel to the U.S.

Top Ten Things You Need To Know - English

Top Ten Things You Need To Know - Somali

Top Ten Things You Need To Know - Arabic

Top Ten Things You Need To Know - Persian

Top Ten Things You Need To Know - Kurdish

Know Your Rights

Immigrants and refugees have certain rights and protections, no matter what changes are made to immigration policy. Especially as we anticipate an increase in interactions between immigrant communities and immigration enforcement agents (ICE), it is critical that immigrant families know how to defend their rights.

Know Your Rights - English

Know Your Rights - Spanish

Know Your Rights - Chinese

Know Your Rights - Arabic

Know Your Rights - Korean

Refugees: Know Your Rights - English

Know Your Rights at Airports & Other Ports of Entry in U.S. - English

Developing a Family Plan

Many parents are worried about what will happen to their children, families, or assets if they are deported. It is important that families develop a plan together.

Making a Family Plan - English

Making a Family Plan - Spanish

FAQ for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Immigrant & Refugee Families

The start of 2017 has raised many questions about what effect federal policies will have on the families of MNPS serves. This document of frequently asked questions and answers serves as a beginning point for families and staff who want to have accurate information. Metro Nashville Public Schools welcomes anyone from any nation, culture, religion, and ethnic background. MNPS has a diverse and wonderful group of students. MNPS has the incredible responsibility to educate every child who comes to the school doors. 

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - English

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - Spanish

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - Amharic

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - Arabic

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - Burmese

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - Kurdish

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - Nepali

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - Somali

FAQs for Immigrant & Refugee Communities - Vietnamese

Responding to Bullying, Harassment, & Hate Incidents

Since the election, there has been an uptick in reports of harassment in schools, workplaces, and public places. TIRRC is documenting and tracking these incidents through our hotline. To report an incident, please call our hotline at 615-414-1030. Incidents that occur in Davidson County can also be reported online via Respect Nashville.

 

Services

To see scheduled workshops and other services, visit TIRRC's calendar.   

If your clients, students, or members are searching for a service, please contact Nancy at nancy@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384 for referrals.

Citizenship Assistance 

We encourage eligible immigrants to apply for citizenship to ensure they are protected from deportation, so they may sponsor their family members, travel freely, and vote! We can provide more information about citizenship eligibility and host regular application assistance workshops. Please contact Camila, TIRRC's Integration Director, at camila@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384 for more information about citizenship and details about our next workshop.

Legal Screening

We encourage all undocumented immigrants to be screened for possible forms of immigration relief. TIRRC can refer you to an immigration attorney or accredited organization for a consultation. You can also use a free, online pre-screening tool from IMMI to see if you might qualify for a form of relief. You can access the screening tool here

**If your screening results suggest you may be eligible for immigration relief, call TIRRC for a referral to quality legal services.**

Family Preparedness

TIRRC is hosting a series of family preparedness workshops to help immigrants prepare critical documents and processes in case someone in their family is deported. To find out when the next workshop is, or to access resources from the workshops, contact Camila, TIRRC's Integration Director, at camila@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

Deportation Defense & Support

If you know someone who is in deportation proceedings or who's loved one has been deported, TIRRC can provide legal and service referrals and support. Please contact Nancy, at nancy@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

 

Information Sessions & Trainings 

To see scheduled workshops and other services, visit TIRRC's calendar.   

TIRRC can provide information sessions and educational presentations to your staff, students, clients, or members. Not seeing what you are looking for? Contact Nancy, TIRRC's Project Administrator, at nancy@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

Know Your Rights: Contact Camila, TIRRC's Integration Director, at camila@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

Immigration 101: Contact Leah, TIRRC's Community Relations Manager, at leah@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

Options for Undocumented Youth: Contact Cesar, TIRRC's Youth Organizer, at cesar@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

Policy Updates: Contact Lisa, TIRRC's Policy Director at lisa@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

Civic Engagement: Contact Pratik, TIRRC's Campaign Organizer at pratik@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

 

Additional Information

We will be updating this page with information about services, tools, and resources to share in your community. If you would like to request additional information or have suggestions about tools that would be helpful, please contact Camila, TIRRC's Integration Director, at camila@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.

For any other resource referrals, please contact Nancy, TIRRC's Project Administrator, at nancy@tnimmigrant.org or (615) 833.0384.