Family Reunification

We have all heard the heartbreaking news of immigrant children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the “zero-tolerance” policy. Working in collaboration with local churches and other partners, World Relief is stepping up to do all we can to help keep families together. For nearly 40 years, we have worked to serve refugee and immigrant communities. We do this not because it is easy, but because we believe every person deserves a place to belong.

Given the rapidly changing and complex environment we have set up a Family Reunification Fund. This fund will give us flexibility to respond as the situation changes and will go to bolster both new and proven initiatives.

Donate to provide legal support, advocacy and church mobilization for those separated families.

 
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Legal support

Accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice, our legal services professionals help immigrants navigate the complex legal system —offering, for example, credible fear interviews at the border.

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Advocacy & Church Mobilization

The church has a unique role to play in immigration, and World Relief equips and mobilizes local churches to use their moral voice.

 

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Ongoing Family Reunification

World Relief assesses eligibility and helps immigrants with family still abroad to file applications for family reunification visas.

Legal Support

We have a proven history in providing high quality, low cost legal services to the immigrant community in over 60 locations across the country. The need for these services are increasing every day and we are struggling to keep up with demand. Your gift can help us meet these needs and ensure proper care and support for vulnerable families. Last year alone we provided this service to 10,750 individuals; help us increase that number today.

In addition, World Relief legal staff (immigration attorneys and accredited legal representatives) are ready to head to the U.S.-Mexico border to work with partner legal agencies to provide legal support and guidance to parents and children at the center of the crisis. Unlike in criminal cases, families—and even unaccompanied children—facing immigration court proceedings are not provided an attorney, so having competent, caring legal support is vital.

Advocacy & Church Mobilization

Even with great attorneys pleading their cases, many children will still be separated from parents unless policies change. World Relief equips local churches to lift their voices, challenging our elected officials to reverse new policies that have precipitated this crisis. We believe that, as Christians, we are compelled to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” (Proverbs 31:8). The church has a unique moral voice, and we’re committed to helping her speak up out of her biblical conviction that children belong with their parents, not in jail-like detention facilities.

Ongoing Family Reunification

Through our network of local offices and support to church-based immigration clinics throughout the country, we help immigrant families to be reunited with loved ones abroad, helping to assess eligibility and file applications for family reunification visas. Last year we helped to reunite over 1,000 families.  Today your gift will help us keep families together.

 

With so many families at risk will you join us today?