At RILA, we help asylum-seekers apply for their work-permits as soon as they are eligible. When an asylum-seeker receives his/her work permit, his/her life is transformed. At RILA, we see immigrant families working hard to support their children and rebuild their lives in safety.
RILA exists to help immigrants navigate the legal process of seeking asylum, and for many RILA clients, ICE is a significant component of this process. We have learned that ICE is an essential partner in serving our clients and upholding their dignity.
When asylum-seekers arrive in the United States, they usually have no assets and they are not allowed to legally work. Those first few months are especially difficult leaving them vulnerable to homelessness, exploitation, food insecurity, and health issues. RILA does all we can to support and care for immigrant families, especially new mothers.
RILA seeks to be a haven and home for asylum-seekers, who have lost their homes, families, and everything that is familiar to them. One way we do this is by offering transportation to those who are in greatest need to RILA appointments.
A completed asylum application is typically over 75 pages long! A legal brief in support of an asylum application is over 200 pages long! Support RILA’s clients by supplying paper and supplies!
RILA operates solely on the generosity of friends who allow RILA to give tangible hope to our clients. Our monthly donors are our sustainers, and RILA depends on them when budgeting for the number of families we can feasibly help each year. Will you consider giving monthly to sustain RILA each month?