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Review for Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Trenton, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I helped start this group, been on the board, been on the advisory council, helped with a number of projects. I also make pretty big financial donations. I know a number of people in the Latino immigrant community and work with them in various ways. I often refer them to LALDEF for help and LALDEF gives it. The group works on many levels from the very personal, to the community wide, to forums that include members of the local government and our US Congressman.
LALDEF also works with other local groups such as Not In Our Town, of which I am also a long term & very active member.
What LALDEF has grown into during the time of its coming into existence is quite amazing and largely due to the dedication of its founder, but also to those whose belief in the importance of the work have led them to be deeply involved in a number of ways. We started out as a small group with little more than a hotline cell phone number holding our meetings in the local Quaker meeting, and have grown to a group that keeps that hotline but also meets on the campus of Princeton University, has offices in Trenton and in Princeton and is recognized by the authorities of both municipalities as well as being known to many in the community - immigrant or otherwise - as an important part of making our lives as individuals and as a community richer, fairer, safer and more caring.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

LALDEF has not helped me personally, but I have witnessed how it helps others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

LALDEF knows that it would be great to be able to have a lawyer certified as an immigration lawyer working for it at least part time, but that is not financially possible for the time being.

Role:  Donor & Retired from being a professor. Now a social activist.