VECINA works with partner organizations to address vast and complex needs. We could not do what we do without our partners, who provide us with a variety of support ranging from on-the-ground intake, collaboration on projects, funding, and more.
Meet Our Partners
Al Otro Lado is a bi-national non-profit providing free legal and humanitarian aid for people seeking asylum, people who have been deported, and families that have been separated. Al Otro Lado and VECINA work together on a number of projects to assist pro bono attorneys and asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico with court in San Diego.
The South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) empowers immigrants through high-quality legal education, representation, and connections to services. ProBar and VECINA’s current partnership revolves around ensuring continued pro bono representation for individuals and families who were formerly part of the Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as the Remain in Mexico program.
HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. HIAS and VECINA have teamed up to expand representation opportunities for asylum seekers subject to the Remain in Mexico Program with court in El Paso, Texas.
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only group of truly elite trial lawyers representing many areas of law. IATL and VECINA have collaborated on several projects related to advocacy of asylum seekers. VECINA provides training and mentorship on immigration law, and IATL brings its wealth of trial experience, which creates a strong partnership for advocacy.
Casa Marianella’s mission is to create community with Latin American immigrants and international refugees by providing hospitality and promoting self-sufficiency. Their vision is for all immigrants arriving in Austin to have safe housing and access to the services they need to be successful. VECINA and Casa Marianella work together to expand representation for asylum seekers in Austin, Texas.
How to Manage A Small Law Firm is worldwide community of entrepreneurial law firm owners who provides law firms with the fractional CEO, COO, and CFO services that every small business needs to run a FUN and PROFITABLE business. HTM sponsors an ReUnite employee so VECINA can help even more families, as well as offers free workshops to the lawyers who take on ReUnite cases so our volunteer lawyers can grow their business to help more people too.
Tarjimly is a California non-profit with the mission of eliminating language barriers for immigrants, displaced people, and those who serve them. Tarjimly crowdsources volunteer bilinguals to provide on-demand interpretation and translation on the mobile app. Tarjimly partners with VECINA to provide language access to our pro bono attorneys and their asylum seeking clients.
Texas Here to Stay is a coalition of immigrant legal services providers and advocacy groups dedicated to strengthening our diverse community by ensuring access to legal information and services for all immigrants. VECINA has joined the coalition to support immigrants in Texas because we are stronger together!
Through We The Action, lawyers volunteer with leading nonprofits to use their time and talent for good, one project at a time. VECINA has become an official partner of We The Action, and we share our projects through their platform so we can get more pro bono lawyers involved in the work we do.
Villanova University’s VIISTA (Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates) program is a groundbreaking, 100% online educational program that trains students to become immigrant advocates ready to serve migrants and refugees. Students and alumni of the VIISTA program are proud to partner with VECINA on the Freedom of Movement and ReUnite projects.