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

Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer ESL teacher, I encounter many individuals and families who need help. LALDEF acts as a liaison between legal experts and immigrant families. The organization organized and implemented a program for members of the community, both documented and undocumented, to acquire a community ID card which is helpful at doctors' offices and in case of emergencies. Throughout the year, LALDEF sends an e-letter to keep the community informed concerning upcoming legislation, educational opportunities and health care assistance. LALDEF is a wonderful non-profit whose members work tirelessly to promote social justice.

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Role:  General Member of the Public

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

Rating: 5 stars  

The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund provides information and advocacy for families dealing with the problems of our broken immigration system and also provides advice to other social justice groups who are advocating for immigrants. LALDEF sponsors educational opportunities for the public such as movies, panels and round-table discussions. LALDEF also provides and promotes the use of community ID cards which have been endorsed by the Mercer County Sheriff and Prosecutor's Office. The cards have given helpful information for first responders, health care providers and public libraries and have helped immigrants become an integral part of their communities.

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Maria Juega, one of the Founders of LALDEF has participated in panel discussions sponsored by our social justice committee. She is guiding members of our community as we endeavor to bring the Mercer County Area ID card to our community.

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The organization is well-run. Perhaps there could be branches of LALDEF is other area communities.

Role:  Donor & As coordiantor of St. Anthony's social justice group I have used LALDEF as a valuable resource when helping immigrants in my community.