Dominica’s Story

Dominica,* is a survivor of human trafficking and sexual assault. When Ayuda attorneys first met with Dominica, she was already attending regular check-in appointments with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Fairfax, Virginia, awaiting her...

Ayuda Condemns Final Rule that Seeks to Overturn Asylum in U.S.

Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2020) Ayuda condemns the final rule published in the Federal Register today that seeks to eviscerate asylum protections for bona fide refugees fleeing persecution abroad. The rule, which will go into effect on January 11, will deprive...

2020 Presidential Election Response

Ayuda extends a heartfelt congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their decisive victory. And special congratulations to Vice President-elect Harris for shattering so many glass ceilings and becoming the first female, the...

Important Public Update on TPS

Updated 12/8/2020 TPS status and documents have been automatically extended for individuals with currently valid Temporary Protected Status from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal through Oct 4, 2021,...
Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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