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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 […]

Group Photo July2016

2016 Border Heroes Celebration

Our annual Border Heroes Celebration honors the selfless service of humanitarians in our community and highlights the hard work of the Las Americas team, too.  On this evening, we’re proud to share the stories of our client’s wins, to help nurture the community partnerships that sustain our ability to continue providing high-quality services to some of the most vulnerable […]



“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


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!                        

About Us

Las Americas is a 29 year-old, homegrown, non-profit dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees, 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. 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 standing. Since 1987, Las Americas, which is certified by the Board of Immigration Appeals, has provided representation to more than 12,000 low-income immigrants in El Paso. Las Americas’ clients are from all over the world. 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 high-traffic corridor for illegal crossings. Immigrants from all around the world end up in El Paso through smuggling... 

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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