IILA Voices

Finding Employment through IILA

July 14, 2022 The following was shared anonymously by an IILA client. I am a woman, aged 28 years old,...

IILA Unaccompanied Minor Client Granted Asylum

April 5, 2022 The following story was shared by IILA Directing Attorney Valerie Herrera. Names and other identifying information have...

IILA Client Adán Released from ICE Custody

September 27, 2021 The following story was shared by IILA Staff Attorney Peter Meinecke. Names and other identifying information have...

Winning Asylum for Matías and His Son

September 24, 2021 The following story was shared by IILA Managing Attorney Edita Ghushchyan. Photo and story shared with client’s...

Dismissal of Removal Proceedings for the Vasquez Family

August 31, 2021 The following story was shared by IILA Managing Attorney, Edita Ghushchyan. Names and other identifying information have...

The Garay Family

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 This is the Garay family. Ms. Garay attended IILA’s Family Strengthening Program (FSP) workshops led by Erika Lopez....

American missionary in Honduras

Those of us who live north of the Mexican border have to learn just how intertwined our lands are and why our neighbors to the south still hear gunshots at night. I have fled from one side to the other myself and watched in vain as those I care about try to follow. But being born in paradise is no reason to condemn those still stuck in hell.