Mission: Las americas immigrant advocacy center provides legal services to individuals seeking political asylum, battered women and abandoned children in el paso, texas. It also provides training and support services for the clients it represents.
Programs: Legal services to low-income immigrants, battered women, refugees seeking asylum and those seeking family reunification. Between consultations, cases taken, visits to the detention center and outreach work by the las americas health promoters las americas assisted 798 immigrants. There were 72 asylum cases and 96 cases from the battered immigrant women program. Through our health outreach workers, we reached 7,500-9,000 people.
This organization provides legal assistance for people caught up in immigration problems. They work with battered women, unaccompanied minors, and people who are being deported, or seeking asylum. I personally cannot imagine being a child alone in jail awaiting deportation and being expected to testify on my own behalf in a legal hearing in a language I did not know. Las Americas can provide legal advice for such a situation. I am aware that they helped a US citizen high school student who had been mistakenly jailed and was being deported.
The work they do is very specific and very badly needed. They have helped people from all over the world.