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Immigrant Stories


Nabeel's Story

Nabeel is a 27-year-old Catholic man seeking asylum from Pakistan. Allies for Immigration Justice met him when he reached out asking for help in finding an immigration attorney. We referred him to the Santa Barbara Immigrant Legal Defense Center, a local organization that provides pro bono legal services to immigrants. In May 2023, he won his asylum case.


Beberly's Story

In Spring of 2017, a small group of concerned community members came together to provide support for a Guatemalan family seeking asylum. Allies for Immigration Justice is part of that group. We are deeply grateful for the generous donors who have made it possible to continue.You can learn more about this family on our donation page.

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Sylvester's Story

After surviving torture in Kenya, Sylvester came to the U.S. on a student visa. As young people sometimes do, he made some poor choices and was arrested while in college after getting in with the wrong crowd. Although charged with a misdemeanor, he was advised to plead guilty to a felony, not understanding the immigration consequences.

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