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TIGRA Mission

Under globalization, there has been a mass movement of people migrating in order to provide for their families. This has spawned new industries that depend on their money and their labor–from the financial sector (remittances, banking, even investments), telecommunications (phone cards, internet-based platforms), and the expansion of low-wage and exploitative jobs in migrant-receiving countries like the United States. TIGRA engages in strategies that leverage the economic power of transnational families to set economic justice and human rights standards in the policies and practices of industries that depend on their money and their labor—making migration an option and not a necessity…

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Justice for Central American Refugees (JCAR)

Thousands of unaccompanied children are fleeing violence and poverty in Central America; many of them make the perilous 1,000-mile trek to the U.S.-Mexico border. Since October 2013, more than 60,000 children have made this journey and face an uncertain future. JCAR challenges the Textile and Apparel Industry to respond to the crisis and help safeguard the due process and just reintegration experience of these children.

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Divest in Detention Campaign

The private immigrant detention complex is a boom industry. Undocumented immigrants constitute the fastest growing sector of the US prison population and are detained in private detention centers and deported by private companies contracted out by the US government. As of 2010 there were 270 immigration detention centers that caged on any given day over 30,000 immigrants, at a cost of up to $200/day per bed.
The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group are the biggest private contractors of detention facilities.

Wells Fargo Bank (WFB) invests heavily in both GEO and CCA—more than $100 million in shares and $1…

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New Beginnings Ethical Financial Services

TIGRA’s NewBE program helps immigrants, both newcomers and those more established, to make financial decisions not only based on individual need but also how those decisions can benefit their community for the better.

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Bienvenida Dinners

Our Bienvenida Dinners partner with local restaurants in hosting welcoming dinners. They are a way for new immigrant families to learn about their community, receive helpful information and tools to enhance their transition, and make new friends! Each local business sponsors portion of the dinner to welcome newly arrived immigrant to their community.

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Bantayan Island Women’s Project for a Solidarity Economy

After typhoon Haiyan, much of Bantayan Island, Philippines was destroyed. TIGRA put together a delegation to see the rebuilding and resilience efforts that our partners like Damgo sa Kaugmon and Tambuyog were doing and find a way to forge long-term sustainable strategies TIGRA can support.

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