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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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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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