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Important Public Update on TPS

There is a great deal of misinformation about the status of TPS going around. The situation is complex and quickly changing; more than ever we encourage those with TPS to seek legal advice from a qualified immigration attorney before traveling and to explore any...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Washington, DC (June 1, 2020) - As thousands of protesters take to the streets for the third day in DC, seeking justice and accountability, in a movement echoed in hundreds of cities across the US and the world, Ayuda stands against racism, as allies with our...

Language Access Program Vital to Area Nonprofits

Language Access Program Vital to Area Nonprofits

Ayuda provides language access services to 100 area nonprofits. One of those nonprofits recently described the importance of Ayuda’s Community Legal Interpreter Bank in helping a client: "Janelle* is an 18 year-old client from El Salvador. She had been working with...

Erlinda’s Story: “I was trafficked by my diplomat”

Erlinda’s Story: “I was trafficked by my diplomat”

Erlinda* came from the Philippines to work as a domestic worker for a diplomat in Washington D.C. She traveled on a visa for domestic workers of foreign dignitaries. However, upon her arrival in Washington D.C., Erlinda’s employer confiscated her identity...

Refugee, mother and survivor, becomes U.S. citizen after 8 years

Refugee, mother and survivor, becomes U.S. citizen after 8 years

  It is because of donors like you, that Ayuda was able to help save me and my family and put us on the path to recovery. In 2004, my family and I were separated. I was 19 years old and civil war had plagued my home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo...

From Victim to Survivor: Sabah’s Path to Recovery

From Victim to Survivor: Sabah’s Path to Recovery

Sabah is a young Middle Eastern woman who came to Ayuda seeking legal representation for a civil protection order against her ex-boyfriend, Tim. Sabah and Tim had been a relationship for two years. During their entire relationship, Tim was verbally, physically, and...

Pro Bono Highlight: Eric Rome from Eisen & Rome

Pro Bono Highlight: Eric Rome from Eisen & Rome

This month's pro bono highlight recognizes Eric Rome, who has given his time and talent to Ayuda’s Pro Bono Program since 2017, accepting pro bono cases for full representation. Eric has extensive experience in the world of housing law and has served on the Board of...

This Fourth of July, We Celebrate Our Immigrant Neighbors

This Fourth of July, We Celebrate Our Immigrant Neighbors

"Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."- Franklin D. Roosevelt As we gather together to celebrate America’s Independence Day with family and friends, let us take a moment to reflect on...

“Ayuda’s Holistic Services Saved My Life”

“Ayuda’s Holistic Services Saved My Life”

Mary*, a survivor of childhood assault, fled violence that had engulfed her home in Central America and immigrated to the United States in 2016. Anxious to begin a new and better life, Mary settled in quickly and fell in love. Mary and her boyfriend welcomed a...

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