It's the end of a hard year for immigrants but an even worse year is starting soon. Several people have asked me how they can help to make it better; the truth is, I am not sure if there is any one answer. I do know that the greatest growth is when we all stand together, one person with another, in solidarity.
This means that we each put in gifts and talents in a different way and volunteering in direct help is never to be underestimated.
Still, the situation is such that we will require more translators, more lawyers, more organizing, more answering phones, more legislative actions.
If you are able to make a monetary contribution, today is a good day to bolster the organizations that will lead those efforts in the Urbana-Rantoul-Champaign area: