How To Help Families Separated at the Border

CBE will host a weekly meeting every Monday from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Chapel to help strategize and implement ways to stand against our border crisis.

Below is a list we’ve compiled of ways you can help families separated at the border.

Immediate Needs and Legal Assistance

Border Network for Human Rights The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations located at the U.S./Mexico Border. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.

CARA, the Family Detention Pro Bono Project A collective made up of The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Responding, since 2015, to ICE’s significant expansion of family detention.

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Humanitarian Respite Center

Catholic Guardian Services

International Rescue Committee The IRC supports children and families with legal and general help.

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center Working in El Paso for the last 31 years.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc TRLA is the third largest legal services provider in the nation and the largest in the state of Texas.

Legal Assistance


ACT BLUE has set up a portal to donate to 14 groups helping kids at the border

Catholic Charities USA

Human Rights First

Immigrant Rights Fund

NYIC: New York Immigration Coalition

RAICES: Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

The Texas Civil Rights Project

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights This organization provides legal help and continued advocacy specifically for unaccompanied minors.

Immediate Needs

This part of Catholic Charities, led by Sister Norma helps the families who have arrived at the border, have been processed, and have been released with ankle monitors. They need toiletries, clothing, food, etc., and/or monetary donations. See link for details, and specify that your donation is for the Humanitarian Center.

Lutheran Social Services This organization helps the kids who have come to New York. They provide family unification services: case management, food, clothing, education, etc. If you wish to donate to these kids specifically, go to the link below; when prompted to say why you are choosing to donate, say “Unaccompanied minors program.”

Other Resources

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