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Keeping families together, safe and sustainable

Las Americas is committed to helping families stay together in US and reuniting families across international borders.   We work with other organizations, government agencies, and law enforcement to help our clients’ families stay together while advocating for all immigrants on local, national, and international stages. In 2015 over 70% of our clients were referred by a […]

2018 Border Heroes Celebration

April 12th, Las Americas hosted the 2018 Border Heroes Celebration, an annual tradition that honors individuals who have dedicated years of service to advocating for immigrant rights and making our community a better place. Please read on to find out how you can attend or become a sponsor!         

Our Accomplishments

• Las Americas has served over 26,000 people over the past 31 years. • We have served clients from over 60 countries. • We have successfully helped with the release of approximately 45 people from detention since 2014 and we want to do even more! • Every detention center case is done completely free of charge. […]


Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center has always relied on talented volunteers to maximize its efficiency. In fact, hundreds of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds have come through Las Americas in various capacity and we are grateful for their help. We are always in need of volunteers, from office workers to legal assistants, from our […]

About Us

Las Americas is a 31 year-old, homegrown, non-profit dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, victims of crime, and families seeking reunification. Las Americas lawyers and staff are committed to providing legal representation to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it. The El Paso port-of-entry sees the second highest number of people crossing into the United States by land, second only to San Diego. Since 1987, it has provided representation to more than 26,000 low-income immigrants in El Paso. Las Americas’ clients come from all over the world and Las Americas’ staff have helped clients from countries as far as Burma and Cameroon. We strive to be an efficient organization, relying on volunteer attorneys and interns for many of our cases. We utilize all in-kind and monetary donations to provide better services to our clients, and we constantly strive to be on the frontlines of advocating for immigrant rights. “In... 

Our Legal Programs


Since 2000, Las Americas has assisted asylum seekers from over 25 countries, including Algeria, Dominican Republic, Bosnia, El Salvador, India, Burundi, Georgia, Mexico, and Colombia. Wars and repressive governments continue to create a flood of refugees to our shores. Las Americas continues to provide legal services for these refugees, works to prevent unjust deportations, and challenges Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies regarding the treatment of refugees and other detained... 


Immigrant women who marry U.S. citizens or legal residents are eligible to apply for legal immigration status. Unfortunately, some women find themselves trapped by abusive husbands who may refuse to help them and even hold their lack of immigration documents as a threat –‘if you dare complain about the abuse, I’ll call immigration on you.’ Women stuck in such abusive relationships are often isolated and indigent and live in fear of being deported and separated from their children.... 


Las Americas offers a wide range of family-based immigration services for nominal fees.  Read More

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1500 E. Yandell Dr.
El Paso, TX 79902

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T: (915) 544-5126 F: (915) 544-4041

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