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Each year, families like Silvana's make treacherous journeys on foot to the United States to seek asylum from their violent and oppressive home countries.  Those who survive their trek arrive in the United States afraid, malnourished, and traumatized.  Unfortunately, the outstretched arm that greets them is now the arm of an official demanding they hand over their children. 
Justice For Our Neighbors East Texas is asking all faiths to join us in daily prayer and meditation for these families and children.

"When a foreigner resides with you in your land, you must not oppress him. The foreigner who resides with you must be to you like a native citizen among you; so you must love him as yourself."

​     -Leviticus 19:33-34b  (NET)

‘Where’s Mommy?’: A family fled death threats, only to face separation at the border.

Houston - They had come so far together, almost 3,000 miles across three countries and three borders: a mother with three children, fleeing a gang in El Salvador that had tried to kill her teenage son.

But now, in a frigid Border Patrol facility in Arizona where they were seeking asylum, Silvana Bermudez was told she had to say goodbye.
Her kids were being taken from her.
She handed her sleeping preschooler to her oldest, a 16-year-old with a whisper

of a mustache whose life had been baseball and anime until a gun was pointed

at his head.

“My love, take care of your little brother,” she told him on Dec. 17.

“Bye, Mommy,” said her 11-year-old daughter, sobbing.

And then her children were gone.

                                                            ​(read the complete article written by the Washington Post)

Job Description

We empower immigrant communities with a better understanding of their rights and the complex immigration process.
We provide a range of services based on the  unique needs of low-income immigrants and immigrant families in the greater East Texas Area.

Justice For Our Neighbors East Texas is seeking a

FULL TIME immigration attorney to join our team.  

There are East Texas families crying out for help and resources are scarce.  

Will you be the person who replaces their fear with hope?  

They need you, we need you, East Texas Needs you.

Download a job description and take the first step towards changing the world today.

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