How to help the immigrants and their families

FAR WEST TEXAS – The presidential administration’s assault on immigrants and their families has many folks feeling helpless. Don’t. Peacefully protest, as many did last week in Tornillo. Write to the White House, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, and Texas U.S. senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Tell them you oppose the zero-tolerance policy and the separation of children and their families at our southern border with Mexico. Vote in November.

And make a donation to these El Paso organizations that help the homeless, the immigrants, and their families:

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

Las Americas is a 30-year-old, homegrown, non-profit dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees, victims of crime, and families seeking reunification.

Las Americas lawyers and staff are committed to providing legal representation to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

Las Americas believes that the American Dream should not be for sale but should be accessible to all deserving people, regardless of their countries of origin and their financial standing.

Since 1987, Las Americas, which is certified by the Board of Immigration Appeals, has provided representation to more than 12,000 low-income immigrants in El Paso.

Las Americas’ clients are from all over the world. The El Paso port of entry sees the second highest number of people crossing into the United States by land, second only to San Diego. El Paso is also a high-traffic corridor for illegal crossings. Immigrants from all around the world end up in El Paso.

1500 East Yandell Drive

(915) 544-5126

Donate online at:

Border Network for Human Rights

We are an 18-year-old organization that fights for human rights.

We recently held our third #HugsNotWalls event, where almost 400 families were reunited in the middle of the Rio Grande.

Please help contribute at least $15 or $65 and help in the advancement and promotion of Human and Constitutional Rights throughout the USA!

2115 North Piedras Street

(915) 577-0724

Donate online at:

The Salvation Army

Red Shield Family Center

Providing shelter for families, the homeless, the marginalized in our society. A soup kitchen serves meals seven days a week to all at 6pm. It’s free.

They accept monetary donations as well as clothing for men, women and children, and educational resources like activity books and colors, as well.

4300 East Paisano Drive

(915) 544-9811

Monetary donations – that stay in El Paso – may be mailed to:

PO Box 10756

El Paso, TX 79995

Villa Maria

Villa Maria is a residence where women who are homeless and without children can transition from crisis to self-sufficiency while living in a beautiful, safe, supportive and spiritual community.

Help our cause, your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions.  Your generous donation will fund our mission.

920 South Oregon Street

(915) 544-5500

Donations can be made online at:

Annunciation House

In a Gospel spirit of service and solidarity, we accompany the migrant, homeless, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education. We place ourselves among these poor so as to live our faith and transform our understanding of what constitutes more just relationships between peoples, countries, and economies.

1003 East San Antonio Avenue Phone:  (915) 545-4509

Donate online: