One Man Can Move a Mountain: How Individuals Can Help the Immigrant Crisis

By Haley Lyons

Although it may feel like we are powerless in the world we see today, there are small things that an individual can do to make a difference. Attending protests, marches, and vigils shows those in power that everyone is affected by their decisions, not just those addressed in the language of each law. There is strength in numbers, a fact shown by the thousands of people who have protested against immigrant deportation in the past month.

Another way to help is to call your senators and congressmen. They may be the critical vote in deciding the fate of a family. Twitter accounts such as @UNITEDWEDREAM regularly provide information on how to help immigrant families.

If you’re looking for a more hands-on approach to making a difference and live in the Waltham-area, TRII is always accepting volunteers! We offer training to help students apply for DOJ accreditation, and are always looking for more interpreters/translators! If this sounds like something you’re interested in, contact us at or

Jonathan Goldman