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Colleen Normile is the Project END Supervising Attorney based in Ayuda’s DC office. Through Project END, Colleen works to combat fraud in immigration legal services and other consumer fraud targeting non-citizens through consumer outreach, consumer complaints, and liaising with law enforcement.

Before joining Ayuda, Colleen worked at CASA de Maryland and at the Community Justice Project in Reading, PA. She has over six years of experience representing non-citizens in in U/T Visas, VAWA self-petitions, asylum, naturalization, and family petitions, with a focus on representing survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other crimes.

Colleen has also spent time in Central America, including six months as an election observer with the Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad in El Salvador. She is a graduate of Vassar College and CUNY School of Law, the only law school in the US exclusively dedicated to training public interest attorneys.

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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