The circumstances for people to immigrate (internationally) or migrate (domestically) can be various, including employment, studying abroad, persecution, survival, or simply seeking other options. The global and political crisis makes it harder for many people to stay in their native country. The international processes and acceptance for legal status in a country of destination often result in lengthy and complicated approval. Therefore, many agencies around the world, nationwide, and locally work to address structural inequality and violence, increase awareness, build a movement for justice, and promote engagement within the community in favor of immigrants.
In Tennessee, we have several agencies working on these purposes. Below you will find a list of these non-profit agencies that serve the immigrant community in our state.
- Advocates for Immigrant Rights
- Community Legal Center
- Immigrant Rights Defense Center of Latino Memphis
- Mid-South Immigration Advocates
- World Relief (Memphis Office)
- YWCA Immigrant Women’s Services
- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc. – Office of Immigrant Services (Chattanooga Office)
- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc. – Office of Immigrant Services (Johnson City Office)
- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc. – Office of Immigrant Services (Knoxville Office)
- Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
- Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands (Nashville Office)