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.
HELP MULU ASSIST BLACK MIGRANTS AT THE BORDER
Mulu helps Black migrants who are stranded in Mexico while trying to exercise their legal right to seek asylum in the US. They experience harsh racism and discrimination at an even higher rate than other groups of migrants.
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.
HELP MARIA BRING FOOD TO MIGRANTS AT THE BORDER
Send money to Maria via the Las Abogadas PayPal account.
Maria helps migrants in Tijuana with healthy meals and clothes to migrants. She's dedicated her life to helping migrants at the border.
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
Spread the inspiring message of LAS ABOGADAS by hosting an in-person or virtual screening & discussion.
Request an educational institution screening
Request a community screening
HOST A FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
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.