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City of Tucson

Resource Guide for Immigrant Families

December 2016

This document was prepared by the City of Tucson
To print a copy of this guide - click here for pdf file www.tucsonaz.gov
The following has been slightly reformatted for this website

Following the harsh language and statements regarding immigration in the 2016 presidential campaign, we understand that many immigrant families are currently experiencing high levels of anxiety and fear. We know these can be difficult times, but Tucson is committed to doing everything we can do to ensure that as residents of our city, you feel safe and valued. As an Immigrant Welcoming City, we will stand united and protect one another. 

The following information was compiled by Tucson in partnership with community stakeholders to guide you and your family in the coming weeks and months. 



1. First and foremost, DO NOT PANIC 

2. Know Your Rights and Report Incidents 

All people in our city, regardless of immigration status, have rights under the law. 

Tucson Police Department

U.S. Department of Justice

270 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Non-emergency: (520) 791-6813
Information line: (520) 791-4444

405 W. Congress Street,
Suite 4800, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 620-7300

The ACLU of Arizona also has resources and support available to victims of civil rights and civil liberties violations.  You can learn more on their website, click here: www.acluaz.org/, by calling their office, 602-650-1854, or by downloading their free app: click here: www.acluaz.org/en/mobile-justice.   

3. Know your LEGAL OPTIONS




Catholic Community Services - Tucson (Immigration Services)
140 W Speedway Blvd, Suite 130 Tucson, AZ
Tel: 670-0819

  • Family-based Visas

  • Citizenship (Naturalization)

  • Visas for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other serious crimes

The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
P.O. Box 654
Florence, AZ 85132
Tel: 520-868-0191 ext. 105 Email:firrp@firrp.org 

  • Know Your Rights Presentations in Immigration Detention

  • Representation of Unaccompanied Minors

  • Limited Removal Defense of Adults in Immigration Detention

  • Free Spanish and English Informational Packets (self help) on All Major Forms of Relief from Removal: click here www.firrp.org


Immigration Law Clinic, University of AZ
1145 N. Mountain Avenue
Tucson, AZ
Tel: 626-5232

  • Immigration consultations

  • Removal Defense (deportation)

  • Asylum, Protection from Torture

  • Visas for Victims of DV, labor or sex trafficking, and other serious crimes

International Rescue Committee
2100 N. Kolb Rd, Suite 103
Tucson, AZ
Tel: 319-2128

  • Family Visas

  • Citizenship (Naturalization)

Keep Tucson Together
First and third Saturday of each month, Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W. 23rd St., 2:00pm-5:00pm

Every Thursday, Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Ave., 5:30 pm


  • Know Your Rights 

  • Citizenship (Naturalization) and derivation

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • Removal defense (deportation) and asylum

  • Detention and bond application orientation & package preparation

Mexican Consulate
3915 E Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona
Tel: 1-855-463-6395

  • Identification documents for Mex. nationals 

  • Consular assistance services for nationals in emergency or vulnerable situations

  • Orientation to legal service providers in immigration, criminal, civil or labor cases

  • Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA)

  • Locating Family Members in Detention

Refugee Focus
120 N Stone Ave, Suite 220R
Tucson, AZ 85701
Tel: 520-721-4444

•     Refugee resettlement and social services

Southern Arizona Legal Aid
2343 E Broadway Blvd Ste 200
Tucson, AZ
Tel: 623-9465

  • Visas and removal defense for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other serious crimes

Workers’ Rights Clinic, University of AZ
1145 N. Mountain Avenue
Tucson, AZ
Tel: 621-7331
Email: workersrights@email.arizona.edu 

  • Wage and Hour Violations

  • Discrimination and Harassment

  • Safety and Health

  • Wrongful Termination

  • Labor Trafficking

  • Know Your Rights Presentations


4. Know you are NOT ALONE

 Many people in the community stand with you.  Our city has many organizations that build community and support immigrant families. 





620 S Sixth Ave,
Tucson, AZ 85701
Tel: 520-628-8263

  • Bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border with a focus on: global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence


Chicanos Por La Causa
250 N. Silverbell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85713,
Tel: 520-884-556


  • Financial education

  • Housing counseling 

  • Access to small business loans

Coalicion de Derechos Humanos
225 E 26th St. #2, Tucson, AZ 85713
Tel: 520-770-1373


  • Conducts “Know Your Rights” presentations and other educational programs in immigrant communities, and presents to many delegations.

  • Documents abuse and assists with documentation of human remains along the border. 

  • Education and advocacy on the criminalization of migration


Mi Familia Vota
877 S Alvernon Way Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85711


  • Citizenship (Naturalization) 

  • Assistance with fee waivers

  • Know Your Rights Presentations

  • Voter Registration, Voter Education, Voter Mobilization


No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes

Phone: (520) 333-5699



  • Provides direct aid and humanitarian assistance

  • Witnessing and responding

  • Consciousness raising, global movement building

  • Encouraging humane immigration policy


Por Un Arizona Unido
2913 E. 22nd. St
Tucson, Arizona, Phone: (520) 481-6483

  • Community based advocacy group working with immigrants.  

  • Assists people with limited immigration service.

Protection Network Coalition

  • Coalition of immigrant community protection networks


Scholarships AZ
PO Box 85935
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 305-9342
Website: www.scholarshipsaz.org 

  • Provides scholarships to & advising about high school, GED, and college

  • Trains K-12 and college educators how to work with & support undocumented students & families

  • Offers leadership training & opportunities to youth, young adults, & students

  • Hosts Know Your Rights trainings & DACA clinics.


Southside Worker Center
317 W. 23rd St.,  Tucson, AZ 85713
Tel: (520) 955-8165

  • Place for day laborers to get work from employers. 

  • Helps workers advocate for themselves in cases of wage theft. 

  • Support re immigration detention for members in the protection network 

  • Training certifications in workers’ rights and classes regarding workplace safety


University of Arizona
Immigrant Student Resource Center 888 N. Euclid Ave.
PO Box 210158
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158 Phone: 520-626-2300

Web: bit.ly/UA.ISRC 

  • Supports current and incoming DACA students, undocumented students, students with mixed-immigration status families, and all immigrant students navigate the UA 

  • Trains UA staff, faculty, administrators & students on how to work with immigrant students

  • Offers campus events and leadership opportunities to campus community focused on immigration


Click here to print the City of Tucson's Resource Guide - https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/business/Tucson_Guide_for_Immigrant_Families_ENGLISH_FINAL_12.21.pdf

We have been asked to also include this article on financial issues for Dreamers. We agree that it is important to understand the financial issues - and to plan ahead. We encourage you to read the following and plan accordingly. The guide does mention leaving a bank account open. If this is what you choose to do, make sure that the bank does NOT charge transaction fees. For example, if you are in Mexico using an US ATM card, you may be charged transaction fees - it depends on the bank. Personal experience says there are institutions that do not charge transaction fees - or rebate them monthly - Charles Schwab is one example.


"5 Financial Moves DREAMers Should Make Now".

In February 2018, the Supreme Court made the decision to defer the DACA appeal. While this was a major sigh of relief, Congress still has yet to find a permanent solution to protect DREAMers, which leaves many unanswered questions about their future, including their finances.

To help with this issue, Bankrate.com created a resource that provides five financial moves DREAMers should make to help protect themselves and their future. This guide also includes a printable financial checklist.

You can view the guide here: https://www.bankrate.com/personal-finance/5-financial-moves-dreamers-should-make-now/