August 18th '11

IILA Garden is Abundant

The Immigration Legal Services Division planted the Jardin Abundancia (Garden of Abundance), a neighborhood garden in front yard of the Boyle Offices, with the help of neighbors. The raised garden beds now are full of thriving crops of squash, chard and herbs. Local youth and others tend the gardens on weekends and meet to talk about local issues in “Charlas” organized by ILSA staff members.

February 1st '11

Journey to a new land

Maria came here from El Salvador 15 years ago. She married and began her naturalization process. Meanwhile, Maria’s husband died and the paperwork was never filed. She came to IILA’s immigration division believing that despite her husband’s death her paperwork would be valid.