HOW TO HELP: Ideas & Resources
There are many ways you can help a refugee in need today - even remotely. Whether it’s one day or a longer commitment, you can positively affect the lives of immigrants.
SUPPORT MIGRANTS TRAVELING THROUGH MEXICO
Rebecca Eichler, an immigration lawyer featured in LAS ABOGADAS, is on the Board of Directors of the Latin American Relief Fund, which supports residents of the ABBA House migrant shelter.
ABBA provides a temporary, safe space for migrants and is the only migrant amputee rehab center in Mexico.
Sofia and Gisselle need $15K for their asylum case.
The asylum process takes an attorney many hours of interviews, applications, translations, and court proceedings.
With legal representation, Sofia and Giselle have a good chance of successful outcomes to insure their safety and futures in the United States.
HELP MERITXELL ASSIST WOMEN & GIRLS ESCAPING EXTREME VIOLENCE
Meritxell Calderón Vargas, a human rights lawyer featured in LAS ABOGADAS, helps the families of victims of femicide and hate crimes.
Donations to her partner Nancy Bonilla's PayPal account will allow Meritxell to continue her important work.
LEARN MORE ABOUT IMMIGRATION
Check out available resources on immigration issues to learn the latest on immigration issues.:
Do you know someone who struggles with speaking English? Learning the language of a new homeland is critical to settling in a new place.
Start a conversation with English-language learners in your workplace, neighborhood, or spiritual community.
Gift 12 PrePly English-language tutor sessions to someone you know to help an asylum seeker in our film.
Sign up for the Paper Airplanes program and tutor a refugee for an hour a week.
HELP AN IMMIGRANT
Stand up for immigrants’ rights by joining a virtual or in-person rally.
Reach out to your Congressional Representative and Senators to ask them to support comprehensive immigration reform.
Educate yourself on immigrant rights.
BE AN ACTIVIST
USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO
LEARN & RAISE AWARENESS
Share stories and statistics on social media platforms
Create a post on your social media about the migrant crisis.
Use hashtags like:
#RefugeeCrisis, #RefugeesWelcome #WeWereRefugeesToo #NeverForget #NobodyWantsUs
Follow people and organizations that are helping refugees.
There's a humanitarian crisis at the border. Many migrants need your help.
LAS ABOGADAS has a GoFundMe campaign
to provide direct assistance to migrant families, including cash, hotel stays, and bus tickets. This is a grassroots effort and there is no overhead or organization involved, simply a group of people trying to help one family or individual at a time.