Awa’s Story – Pro Bono Shoutout
Arnold & Porter Senior Associate Chris Moulder, PhD, successfully shepherded a Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) self-petition to the finish line in 2022. This is Awa’s story.
Zoila’s Story: Social Work Breaks Barriers
With Ayuda’s support, Zoila has been able to set goals and thrive.
Ayuda Testimony at DC Council Performance Oversight Hearings
In February 2023, Ayuda filed four pieces of testimony with the DC Council.
Statement: Ayuda Condemns Biden Administration’s New Asylum Ban
Ayuda Statement on Biden Administration’s Proposed “Transit Ban.”
Ayuda Language Access Expands to Support Victims of Crimes in Virginia
Ayuda’s Language Access Program opened its first Virginia Interpreter Bank in Fairfax County.
Our Thoughts on AmazonSmile’s End
The end of AmazonSmile creates a gap that we need your help to fill…
Ayuda Mourns Loss of Immigrant Champion Calvin Cafritz
Ayuda is heartbroken to learn that on January 12, philanthropist Calvin Cafritz passed away in D.C. at the age of 91.
Protection Through Pro Bono: Ruka’s Story
Ruka is happy to have won her T Visa case and hopes that sharing her story will help someone else in her situation.
From Ayuda Intern to Immigration Attorney: Andrew Bahr’s Language Access Story
Andrew “Drew” Bahr’s Ayuda story is a great example of the Language Access Program’s ripple effect.
A 20-Year Journey to Citizenship: Tanya’s Story
Over 10 years after becoming a permanent resident and over 20 years after she escaped her traffickers, Tanya will take the Oath of Allegiance and become a U.S. Citizen.
Ayuda Testimony on “Migrant Services and Supports Act of 2022”
On October 20, 2022, Ayuda Grants Writer Sandra Benavante testified before the Council of District of Columbia’s Committee on Human Services in a public hearing regarding B24-0992, the “Migrant Services and Supports Act of 2022.”
This is Dolores’ Story
Dolores* is a Central American woman who first came to Ayuda’s Domestic Violence and Family Law (DVFL) team in 2018. Her abusive romantic partner of over four years, Arnold, had recently violated her in front of her children, leading her to call the police and file...
Media Contact: Laura [email protected] | 202-552-3508 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2022 Ayuda Supports Migrants Bused to Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C – Since April, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of...
10 Years of DACA: Lives Changed & Dreams Made Possible
Cheili came to Ayuda shortly after the DACA program was announced in June 2012 seeking to enroll with this new program. She had been in the U.S. since she was a small child and has grown up in the U.S. Ayuda was able to represent Cheili in securing her DACA, and we’ve...
A Story of Survival and Perseverance – This is Anahay’s Story
Anahay  a mother of two, came to Ayuda seeking legal representation to request custody of her two children as well as child support from their abusive father, Paco. Paco had a history of abusing Anahay physically, emotionally, financially and sexually – even...