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Empower 10 Refugee Families in the United States

by LULAC Institute Inc.
Empower 10 Refugee Families in the United States

Summary

This project empowers 10 low-income families that have been approved asylum in the US-Mexico Border to build their new lives with dignity and guide in their new home. To alleviate some of the constraints these families face while waiting for their approval, such as poverty, this project will provide shelter, transportation, food assistance, and a backpack with toiletries and "Know Your Rights"bilingual guide to 10 new families receiving Asylum acceptance in the U.S.-Mexico Border.

$5,000
total goal
$3,235
remaining
17
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

More than 775,000 asylum seekers, mainly from Latin America, are waiting for their cases to be processed at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among these asylum seekers are women and children fleeing violence, economic and political instability from their home countries. These families are required to wait years in legal entry points around the border for their cases to be processed. By the time their asylum case is processed, low-income families do not have the means to reunite with their families.

Solution

This project empowers 10 low-income families that have been approved asylum in the United States to build their new lives with dignity and guidance. This project will provide shelter to these 10 families while waiting to travel to their new home. Transportation and food assistance along with backpack will be provided to each member with clothing, toiletries, and "Know Your Rights" guide.

Long-Term Impact

With the increased racial tensions and prejudice towards immigrants in the United States, this project aims to empower immigrant families to effectively transition to their new lives in their new home. These families flee traumatic circumstances where they were either hunted by violence, poverty or political instability and need assistance to build their new lives with dignity and guidance. Lastly, this project will accelerate their transition in the United States.

Resources

http:/​/​www.lulac.org

Organization Information

LULAC Institute Inc.

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Angelica Mercado
Washington, DC United States
* This project is competing for bonus prizes
through the Year End Campaign 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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