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10 Years of DACA: Lives Changed & Dreams Made Possible

10 Years of DACA: Lives Changed & Dreams Made Possible

Cheili came to Ayuda shortly after the DACA program was announced in June 2012 seeking to enroll with this new program. She had been in the U.S. since she was a small child and has grown up in the U.S. Ayuda was able to represent Cheili in securing her DACA, and we’ve...

A Story of Survival and Perseverance – This is Anahay’s Story

A Story of Survival and Perseverance – This is Anahay’s Story

Anahay [1] a mother of two, came to Ayuda seeking legal representation to request custody of her two children as well as child support from their abusive father, Paco. Paco had a history of abusing Anahay physically, emotionally, financially and sexually – even...

Aicha’s story

Aicha’s story

*Aicha is a forty-year old North African woman who came to Ayuda seeking legal representation for a civil protection order, divorce, and custody of her children from her husband, David. Aicha and David had been married for 15 years and have two children in common....

As Senators Renew Push for Immigration Relief via Budget Reconciliation, Hispanic Federation Launches National Legal Aid Coalition En Español Abajo For Immediate Release: September 16, 2021Contact: Carolina Gamero, [email protected], (310) 893-9038 NEW...

Alejandra’s Story

Alejandra’s Story

At the tender age of five years old, Alejandra*'s mother left her children to seek safety in the United States after experiencing severe domestic abuse from her partner. Alejandra stayed with her father, who was a dangerous and abusive man. Her father forced...

How DASH and West End Plastic Surgery Helped Ayuda Client Claudia

Ayuda is grateful to be a part of a larger network of community partners and supporters that work to hard ensure our clients are able to receive the support they deserve. Claudia, an Ayuda client and survivor of an extremely severe case of domestic violence in which...

Access to CAM Expanded

Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2021) – Ayuda is thrilled to hear about the expansion of the CAM program to include new applicants and new categories of applicants not previously eligible to petition for their children to come to the United States safely and lawfully in...

Giancarla

Meet Giancarla, Ayuda employee and DACA recipient. "My name is Giancarla, I am a DREAMER, and I have been working at Ayuda for the past 2 ½ years. I was born in Bolivia and I came to the US with my family when I was 10 years old. More than 80% of DREAMERS arrived to...

AB and LEA Vacated

Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2021) – Together with our clients, Ayuda celebrates the Attorney General’s decision today to vacate Matter of A-B and Matter of L-E-A. Matter of A-B- and Matter of L-E-A- were prior Attorney General decisions which dramatically limited...

Ayuda helps a young mother rebuild her life

Maribel is a 20-year-old woman from Central America. At age 16, she left her country after she found out she was pregnant, both fleeing abuse and to provide a better life for her child. She crossed into the US and was detained by Border Patrol. She had her son while...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Ayuda Development Intern April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is important to give recognition to this issue, as not many can define what sexual assault is. According to Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, sexual assault “refers to sexual contact or...

Julissa’s Story: Overcoming Abuse

Julissa* is a South American woman who came to Ayuda seeking legal representation in obtaining a civil protection order against her husband and father of her child. Julissa and Robert were in a relationship for five years and lived together with their then 4-year old...

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are Dying in Silence.

by Ayuda Development Intern Covid-19 has taken many lives and destroyed the livelihood of thousands of people. It forced us to live a new normal while keeping up with the regular day-to-day responsibilities. However, as the pandemic draws on, the number of hate crimes...

Ayuda Joins I Stand With Immigrants Initiative of FWD.US

Ayuda Joins I Stand With Immigrants Initiative of FWD.US

Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2021) – Today, Ayuda is thrilled to announce that we have joined the I Stand With Immigrants Initiative, powered by FWD.US, as an official nonprofit partner. The I Stand With Immigrants Initiative leads narrative campaigns that empower...

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