Your donation to Just Neighbors right now will protect the most vulnerable, at-risk immigrants, refugees and asylees.
We are a volunteer-based organization with a small paid staff, assuring you that your donation will go towards our goals and yours. Here’s how:
A $25 Donation helps renew a work permit.
Jack is from Vietnam and first received a work permit 10 years ago. He must renew his permit each year, or he cannot continue to work legally in the U.S. Your generosity can help someone like Jack stay employed.
A $50 Donation helps renew or replace a Green Card.
Donald is from Ethiopia and has been a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) for seven years. However, he lost his Green Card when he went into a homeless shelter after losing his job in 2009. Your generosity can help someone like Donald get back on his or her feet.
A $100 Donation helps a young adult DREAMer apply for a work permit
Ana was brought to the U.S. by her parents when she was 4 years old and does not remember her home country of Guatemala. Because she came to the U.S. as a minor, is in high school, and has continuously resided in the U.S. since her arrival, she qualifies for DACA. Your gift supports helping someone like Ana apply for this new immigration benefit (which includes a work permit!) that went into effect in August 2012.
A $250 Donation helps secure U and T visas for victims of violent crimes or trafficking
James is from the Sudan and was resettled in the U.S. as a refugee after spending nine years in a Kenyan refugee camp. Because he has been in the U.S. for one year as a refugee, he qualifies for lawful permanent residency (a Green Card). Your gift supports helping someone like James apply for this residency benefit, which is the last step before citizenship, and which qualifies him or her for more jobs and benefits.
A $500 Donation helps a victim of domestic violence leave their abuser and apply for an immigration benefit under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Maria came to the U.S. as a 20-year-old. In the U.S., she met a man and fell in love. They got married but when she became pregnant with their first child, he started to drink heavily and beat her often. Maria gave birth to a little girl prematurely following one such beating. Maria learned from coworkers that the police in the U.S. are trustworthy and protect victims regardless of status, and after a terrible beating that resulted in a trip to the emergency room, she called the police for protection. Her husband was arrested and convicted. Because her spouse is a lawful permanent resident, Maria qualifies for immigration benefits under the Violence Against Women Act. She can get a work permit and eventually apply for a Green Card, after waiting in line for a visa. Your gift supports helping someone like Maria apply for benefits under VAWA.
A $1000 Donation helps an entire family apply for lawful permanent residency
The Ali family of five fled Iraq two years ago, and they came to the U.S. as tourists. Once in the U.S., they applied for asylum, as the father had assisted the U.S. Army in Iraq during the war. They were granted asylum and have been living in the U.S. for one year in asylum status, and therefore they qualify for lawful permanent residency. Your generosity supports helping a family of refugees or asylees like the Ali family apply for their Green Cards.
A $5000 Donation can help a DREAMER stay in the United States with their family.
Twice per month, Just Neighbors hosts a clinic at our offices where staff attorneys and volunteers work together to interview up to 12 clients and assess what type of immigration benefits the clients may qualify for. The majority of the clients will be able to apply for work permits or Green Cards. Staff attorneys and volunteers then begin to fill out the forms needed for the immigration applications and gather the documents necessary to support the various applications. There is usually at least one required follow-up meeting with the client, which is scheduled during our regular hours with a staff attorney. These bimonthly clinics are a great way to bring staff, volunteers, and clients together and to see a large number of clients at one time. All hands are on deck at a Just Neighbors clinic, and there is a lot of work involved in preparation, clinic work, and follow-up, but the end result is worth it. Help Just Neighbors host a clinic to assist worthy immigrants.