RAICES: Protection and promotion of justice for immigrants in search of translators

FAR WEST TEXAS – The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) works in protecting and promoting justice, as well as in “keeping families together.”

It also offers legal services to immigrant children and refugee families in South Texas, and is currently looking for volunteers capable of translating indigenous languages such as Zapotec, Nahuatl, Mayan, and Mixtec into Spanish or English, among others.

“RAICES, in their aim to keep families together, needs volunteers who speak Mesoamerican indigenous languages, they do not need to be in Texas or anywhere in the United States and can communicate remotely via email: [email protected],” said Adrienne Evans, border activist.

The nonprofit organization was founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas. RAICES has grown to become the largest provider of legal immigration services in Texas at very low costs or free of cost.