Governor declares Texas will not accept Syrian Refugees

Las Americas Responds to Greg Abbott El, Paso, TX, November 17, 2015: Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center declared extreme disappointment and disagreement today with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s letter to President Obama regarding Syrian refugees.  In the letter Abbott states that Texas will not accept Syrian refugees with no grounding in reality or in current […]

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In Memory of Sister Liliane Alam

    Sister Lilian Alam December 5, 1947 – April 26, 2015 Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center is deeply saddened to report the passing of former Executive Director, Sister Liliane Alam. Sister Liliane was a member of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary order of nuns and served as Executive Director of Las Americas from 2001 […]

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Las Americas Response to Judge Hanen’s Order of Temporary Injunction

El Paso, TX- February 17, 2015- U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen’s Order of Temporary Injunction is a disgraceful action taken by the court.  In what seems like a purely politically motivated response that lacks sound legal reasoning, Judge Hanen has created apprehension, fear, and confusion for millions of immigrant families who were already in […]

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Las Americas’ 14th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner

14th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner Las Americas will be hosting its 14th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Local El Paso Celebrities wait on tables and compete for the most tips. This is one of two major fundraisers for Las Americas so that it may keep its doors open to serve the […]

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2012 Border Heroes Awards Dinner

THE HONORABLE MARIA SALAS MENDOZA AND WEST P. COSGROVE TO BE HONORED AS “BORDER HEROES” The Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center 2012 Border Heroes Awards Dinner will take place October 20, 2012 at Temple Mt. Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton Street, El Paso, TX 79902 from 6-9 pm. The Board of Directors of Las Americas Immigrant […]

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Casa Puente

Friends of Las Americas, We would like to make you aware of a great organization that provides local lodging. Please help us spread the word about about Casa Puente: Casa Puente is a temporary home away from home, suitable for non-profit interns, small groups (10 or less) who come to the border for immersion trips, or […]

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The Las Americas Site is Back!

The Staff at Las Americas would like to thank everyone for their patience during our transition and reconstruction period. As you can see, our website is back up and fully functioning. If you continue to experience problems, please contact the webmaster Administrator@las-americas.org. Thank You! -Las Americas Staff and Board of Directors.

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PHOTOS: 2011 Border Heroes Awards

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BORDER HEROES in the El Paso Times!

El Paso professor, surgeon named Border Heroes By Hayley Kappes \ El Paso Times Posted: 11/06/2011 12:00:00 AM MDT Dr. Enrique Suarez congratulates honoree Kathleen Staudt at… (Victor Calzada / El Paso Times) ›› Photo gallery: Border Heroes University of Texas at El Paso Professor Kathleen Staudt and surgeon Jacob Heydemann were honored Saturday for years […]

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Have you seen our billboard on I-10?

Thanks to a donation from Louie Salazar and Clear Channel, Las Americas was able to promote the 2001 Border Heroes Awards dinner on a highway billboard. The billboard is on I-10 West near Bassett Place.

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