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Keeping families together, safe and sustainable

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Inspiration

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“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants…” –Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1938   Many thanks to our talented and dedicated volunteer, Rebecca Jackson, for making the following film about Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy, our staff, our clients, and the services that we provide in the El Paso […]

Our Clients’ Countries of Origin

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Here is a map of the more than 60 countries (in orange) from which Las Americas’ clients have come over the years. Special thanks to Marcus Brown, a mapping wizard, who made this wonderful map. Click on it for a closer look!

Law students needed!

Las Americas is looking for law students who are bright, eager and dedicated to community service. Our clerkships/internships emphasize hands-on learning. At Las Americas, you will learn about immigration law while making a direct impact in people’s lives. As a clerk/intern, and under the supervision of an experienced immigration attorney, you will perform the following […]

About Us

Las Americas is a 25 year-old, homegrown, non-profit dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees and battered women. Las Americas lawyers and staff are committed to providing high quality legal representation to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Las Americas believes that the American Dream should not be for sale but should be accessible to all deserving people, regardless of their countries of origin and their financial situation. Since 1987, Las Americas, which is certified by the Board of Immigration Appeals, has provided representation to more than 9,000 low-income immigrants in El Paso. Las Americas’ clients are mostly, but not only, from Mexico. 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. El Paso is also an important corridor for illegal crossings. Immigrants from all around the world often end up in El Paso through roundabout smuggling... 

How We Help

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Asylum

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... 

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Women

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.... 

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Families

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
E: info@las-americas.org

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