Your support helped us serve clients like Yolany Padilla, a mother who was cruelly separated from her young son, Jelsin, by the United States government last summer.
Over 200 asylum seekers were brought to WA State as part of the ‘zero tolerance’ policy – many of them parents with no idea where their children were and who hadn’t seen them in weeks. Thanks to your support, we were able to provide direct legal help to these asylum seekers by taking on their cases, getting them credible fear interviews, helping them be released on bond, and filing their asylum applications.
Your support helped us win a landmark settlement against Yakima County when the sheriff’s department was violating the Constitution by holding individuals in the local jail on ICE’s behalf – even after these individuals were entitled to their freedom.
Your support helped us file a lawsuit against the federal government when they began a new policy that would have prevented young people who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned from seeking the protected, documented status the law has expressly provided for them.
Thanks to your support, we celebrated a nationwide ruling that will require the government to provide fair and timely bond hearings for asylum seekers.