Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center works in El Paso and is a proud member of The Borderland Immigration Council, a binational coalition consisting of local immigration attorneys & advocacy groups seeking justice, fairness and transparency in the implementation of our nation’s immigration laws and the fulfillment of our commitment to international standards regarding asylum seekers and detention.
Below are some friends and organizations in the El Paso-Juarez area that serve immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and families.
Annunciation House, in El Paso Texas/Juarez border region, provides temporary shelter to those seeking asylum, immigrants, homeless, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education. Annunciation House is a faith-based organization that seeks to transform our understanding of what constitutes more just relationships between peoples, countries, and economies.
Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR)
The BNHR’s mission is to organize border communities through human rights education and to mobilize their members to ignite change in policy and practice. BNHR is based in El Paso Texas and is one of the leading immigration reform and human rights advocacy organization located at the U.S./Mexico Border. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.
ACLU Border Rights Center (Texas)
The ACLU Border Rights Center (BRC,) in El Paso Texas, stands with border communities to defend and protect the United States’ constitutional guarantees of equality and justice for all families to live freely, safely and with dignity.
Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee
DMSC started the Fronterizo Fianza Fund to help pay immigration bonds to get detained people free--this allows them to reunite with family, avoid exploitative bail bond lenders, and improve their chances in immigration court. Please visit FianzaFund.org to learn more. They also track reports about abuses in the detention centers in El Paso and nearby areas in order to bring attention to them and advocate for change.
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc.
(DMRS) is the largest provider of free and low cost immigration legal services in West Texas and New Mexico. They provide a range of immigration legal services including representation in family-based immigration matters, Citizenship/Naturalization matters, matters related to benefits for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts, and services for adults and unaccompanied immigrant children detained in the local immigration detention centers and shelters.
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
TRLA provides free civil legal services to residents in 68 Southwest Texas counties, including El Paso, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state and in six other southern states .TRLA’s services are for to low-income people facing most forms of civil legal problems, including bankruptcies and foreclosures, divorces and custody arrangements, consumer fraud, wills and estates, accessing public benefits, and litigating for civil and environmental rights.
La Posada Home
La Posada Home in El Paso was established in 1986 in order to assist women and their children who are experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and more. Through accessing community resources, they provide families with free-of-charge training opportunities, recreation, advocacy, transportation, medical and psychological services, day care, education, and assistance in the search for more permanent housing. Families are able to stay up to a year while they become self-sufficient.
Center Against Sexual and Family Violence
El Paso based Emergency Shelter and family resource center that offers support groups, counseling, and advocates for undocumented individuals or families who have experienced sexual or family violence.