Immigration

 
 

Michelle Garcia

Community Development Organizer – Immigration & Latinx

mgarcia@accessliving.org

(312) 640-2194

Immigrants with disabilities are under threat

Woman speaks at a podium alongside a woman in a wheelchair.
Access Living Community Organizer Michelle Garcia (right) joins immigration groups at the state capital to speak about the challenges facing immigrants with disabilities.

Immigration-related issues are in the political spotlight across the country, and Access Living’s community organizing group Cambiando Vidas (CV) has now evolved to include immigrants of all kinds as well as Latinx folks with disabilities. The impact new immigration policies have on people with disabilities is an emerging issue that we are monitoring closely.

To that end, Access Living will host a Disability and Immigration Summit in September, thanks to the support of the Ford Foundation, which is Chicago focused and aims to shed light on the challenges immigrants with disabilities face and to explore potential solutions. The summit is an invitation-only event.