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Melany's Drawing

ABA South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project
Ensuring Access to Justice at the Border


Today, 10-year-old Melany is working hard in school and enjoying life with her two puppies, but her future wasn’t always so hopeful.  By the age of eight, Melany was orphaned when her mother became another victim of cartel violence down in Mexico.  Fearing for their safety, Melany’s grandparents decided they needed to flee to the United States in hopes of asylum. 

Caught crossing the border, Melany spent seven months in a detention facility where she was introduced to a pro bono lawyer from the ABA’s South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR).  Through the unwavering commitment of her attorney, Melany will have the opportunity to pursue a safe, happy life in America. 

ProBAR staff and volunteers help clients like this every day.  Every dollar that you give helps harness the power of the legal profession to bring justice to migrant children, families and adults facing today’s immigration crisis at the southwest border.  Please know that your support means the world to these individuals!

 
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The Commission on Immigration, a public service project of the American Bar Association, receives funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE).  The FJE was created to accept gifts and grants to support the ABA’s public service work.  The FJE qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.