LORI FAETH

LORI FAETH

DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, LAND TRUST ALLIANCE, CHAIR

Lori Faeth was deputy assistant secretary for policy and international affairs at the U.S. Department of Interior during the Obama Administration from 2011 to 2017, where she managed five independent offices – International Affairs, Policy, Environmental Policy and Compliance, Restoration and Damage Assessments, and Native Hawaiian Relations. Prior to this, she was senior policy advisor for Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona.

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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