Press Release: 2010 Border Heroes Dinner

With senseless violence still engulfing Cd. Juarez and droves of persecuted men, women and children seeking refuge in El Paso, the work of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center is more important than ever. Each week, the dedicated legal staff at Las Americas sees about 15 new cases of people seeking asylum, having fled their home […]

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Meet The New Executive Director at Las Americas – Louie Gilot

The board of directors of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center has chosen Ms. Louie Gilot as the non-profit’s new executive director. Ms. Gilot will be in charge of running the 23-year-old immigration legal service provider. Ms. Gilot is herself an immigrant from France who recently became a U.S. citizen. She came to El Paso in […]

Arizona Watch: Judge Dismisses Another Case Against SB1070

A federal judge ruled that an Arizona policeman did not have standing to challenge Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB1070. Many believe, and those of us at Las Americas agree, that the law creates a dangerous precedent for racial profiling and discrimination against American citizens. The ruling means that the officer has not sustained direct injury […]

Republicans Make Mistake On DREAM Act

Senate Republicans have stalled the DREAM Act, a bill that would give conditional residency to the children of undocumented immigrants who attend college or serve in the military. It’s mind-boggling to try to understand why Republicans would hold up a measure so in line with American values of education, hard work and service. The official […]

Stephen Colbert Takes Immigrant’s Job, Embarrasses Congress

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called Stephen Colbert’s in-character testimony before the House Judiciary committee on immigration an “embarrassment” for the talk show host. In case you missed it, Colbert testified about his experience working as a migrant farm worker, a job he took for a segment on his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. […]

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 […]

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