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
The Welcome Legal Alliance is a collaborative project among the Immigration Justice Campaign of the American Immigration Council, American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, Human Rights First, VECINA, and Welcome.US to serve Afghan asylum seekers with volunteer legal assistance (both limited and full scope representation) in preparing and filing their applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Immigration Court.
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.
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.
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.