Education and Research

The Migration Policy Institute

“The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an increasingly integrated world.”

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

“Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.”


National Advocacy Groups

Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)

“The Fair Immigration Reform Movement is a national coalition of grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal level.”  FIRM is a project of the Center for Community Change.”

Interfaith Immigration Coalition       

“The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) is a partnership of faith-based organizations committed to enacting fair and humane immigration reform that reflects our mandate to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with dignity and respect. Coalition members work together to advocate for just and equitable immigration policies, educate faith communities, and serve immigrant populations around the country.”


“Since 1968, UnidosUS—formerly known as NCLR—has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. This is the community we serve through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our programs work in communities nationwide… in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce, and the economy, health, and housing.”

National Immigration Forum

“The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation."


State Advocacy Groups in Oregon

Causa of Oregon

Causa was founded in 1995 by farm workers, immigrants and allies in order to defeat anti-immigrant ballot measures prepared for circulation to Oregon voters. Since 1995, Causa has defeated dozens of anti-immigrant bills and ballot measures including attempts to pass E-verify, restrict bilingual education, reduce needed services for low-income immigrant families, and Arizona-style legislation.”


PCUN-Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), is Oregon’s farmworkers union and largest Latino organization in the state.  Founded in 1985 by 80 farmworkers, PCUN has since registered more than 6,000 members, 98% of which are Mexican and Central American immigrants, and to encompass a wide variety of organizing projects. PCUN’s fundamental goal is to empower farmworkers to understand and take action against systematic exploitation and all of its effects. To achieve this end, PCUN is involved in community and workplace organizing on many different levels.”

Rural Organizing Project

"Rural voters care about values, yes – but those values are not necessarily conservative. For over twelve years, the Rural Organizing Project has used values-based organizing to advance a progressive vision of democracy in Oregon, the 10th largest state in the country where all 36 counties have a rural profile."

Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice

“We are a coalition of individuals, faith leaders and diverse faith communities called by our conscience to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters in the U.S. Through advocacy and outreach, we educate the community about the injustices current immigration policies inflict on the entire community and we provide real opportunities to take action for change.”

Unite Oregon

"Unite Oregon represents the merger of two strong organizations – Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) and Oregon Action (OA) – who together have decades of experience organizing immigrants, refugees, people of color, and low-income Oregonians to address racial and economic disparities and improve quality of life in our state. Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice."

 Local Groups in Yamhill County 


Juntos is a collaborative program based out of the Open Campus Department of Oregon State University. It “works to empowers families around education. Uniting with community partners to provide culturally relevant programming for 8-12th grade students and their parents, Juntos is designed to provide families with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out of high school, and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college.” 

Partners of Juntos in Yamhill County currently include Unidos Bridging Community, Chemeketa Community College, OSU Extension Service in Yamhill County, Dayton School District, and McMinnville School District.

Juntos Coordinator for Yamhill County:
José García   (503) 316-3262   Email:


Services provided by the Immigration Counseling and Advocacy Program (ICAP) include “low-cost professional consultation and advice” regarding immigration issues and “representation before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.”  ICAP partners with Unidos Bridging Community to provide citizenship classes in Yamhill County.

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