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Statement on Treatment of Haitians at the U.S. Border

Just Neighbors condemns the deplorable treatment of Haitians seeking safety here in the U.S.: On May 22, 2021, the U.S. government redesignated Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to the political crises and the devastation still wrought by the Haitian earthquake 11 years ago.  Announcing the TPS designation, DHS Secretary Mayorkas noted:  “Haiti is …

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Estela’s Story

Estela*, originally from El Salvador, came to the last Just Neighbors rural program clinic seeking legal assistance to see if she qualified for any immigration status. In the past, she had met with a friend of her sibling who had filled out some immigration paperwork for her. Because she did not read or write, she …

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Teresa’s Courageous Journey to a Work Permit and Independence

Content Warning: This story contains descriptions of physical abuse and sexual assault.  Teresa came to the US from Peru in 2000 with her 8-year-old son. A few years later she met Marco at the local mechanic shop in Arlington. They eventually exchanged numbers and began to date, but Marco was very jealous. Earlier on, he …

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Tori Andrea Babington will join Just Neighbors staff this fall

Just Neighbors is excited to announce that Tori Andrea Babington, currently Director of Legal Services at Northern Virginia Family Service, will be joining our team after her mid-October departure from NVFS.  Tori has worked relentlessly for 10 years building a stellar legal program at NVFS and will continue to build on that work at Just …

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DC-MD Justice For Our Neighbors and Just Neighbors have joined forces to serve the DMV!

Effective July 1, 2020, DC MD Justice for Our Neighbors and Just Neighbors have joined forces to serve the DMV!​ Our mission and values haven’t changed but are strengthened by our ability to merge processes and resources to serve more clients in the District, Maryland and Virginia. ​ We will maintain our current offices in Annandale, VA (headquarters), …

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The mission of Just Neighbors is to provide high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, asylees, and refugees in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia; and, to build community among clients, staff, volunteers and the larger society through education, advocacy, and volunteerism.

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