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Caminos de Esperanza

Hispanic Federation’s new Caminos de Esperanza Initiative supports direct legal representation to the most vulnerable immigrants across the country. With a ballooning backlog of immigration cases, and amid Congressional lawmakers’ renewed push to include a pathway to permanent residency in the budget spending bill, Caminos de Esperanza will expand the programs of eleven non-profit immigration services and increase resources to meet the escalating demand for legal aid.

Immigrants rely on legal counsel to navigate their immigration cases and apply for existing pathways for relief, however immigrant legal representation is chronically underfunded and under-resourced. With an emphasis on individuals in removal proceedings as well as affirmative and defensive asylum and SIJ (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status), organizations will provide immigration support to over 1,500 individuals across the country.

Participating Organizations

Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors
Carolina Migrant Network
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Coalition for Immigrant Freedom
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Make the Road New York
Orlando Center for Justice