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Immigration Promotores

Immigration Promotores


The Promotores de Inmigración training aims to develop community based trainers who have a strong understanding of immigration policy and its effects on immigrant communities. Specifically, the training has three goals: 

• Increase knowledge of immigration policies and impact on the immigrant community 
• Learn skills as it relates to building collective and strategic action 
• Engage participants in opportunities to address immigration issues locally through trainings and coordinated actions

This training program is intended to assist immigration advocates and community members in building capacity to alleviate challenges associated with immigration status within Latino and immigrant communities.

What will be covered?*

  1. Immigration Waves and Present History of Immigration Policy (1986 to the present)

  2. Campaigns, Development and Power Analysis

  3. Governmental systems, access and support for Immigrant families: understanding your rights

  4. Advocacy and Policy: how do we influence the process

  5. Transnational Perspectives on Immigration

  6. Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion/President Obama’s Immigration Policy

  7. Comprehensive Immigration Reform efforts in 2013

  8. Recent Immigration Policies: Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDL), the Affordable Care Act, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), etc.

*Topics that will be covered during the training will be based on the expressed interests of applicants according to their application.

To request a training in your community, please fill out an inquiry form.


Promotores de Inmigración (Immigration Ambassadors) are a cadre of community-based trainers who have a strong understanding of immigration policy and its effects of immigrant communities. The free promotores workshop is a “train-the-trainer” program designed to increase participants’ knowledge of immigration policies, foster the development of community organizing and strategic action skills, and encourage participants to share knowledge through future promotores-led training sessions.

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