mitú, a Latino-oriented digital media company, recently launched a new campaign called #11For11Million. This is a campaign to spread awareness about the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and also providing legal services.
A “town hall” on Facebook Live, hosted by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, kicked off the campaign.
mitú is also seeking donations of $11 to go towards providing free legal aid to immigrants facing deportation. All of the money raised will go to the National Immigration Law Center.
“As the voice of Latino and multicultural youth in America, it’s our responsibility to leverage mitú’s influence to support issues affecting our community. Empowering and inspiring through authentic storytelling is what mitú does best,” mitú President/co-founder Beatriz Acevedo told the Beverly Hills Courier.
I think this shows a trend in immigration activism. In a time where immigrants need to think defensively and feel like their lives are at risk of being uprooted, many will be seeking legal services. For those that can’t afford it, organizations like this providing it free can make a huge difference. Until other states step up like New York, many immigrants will be depending on the