What Will Happen to US? Halfway between September and March, DACA recipients wonder what their future holds

“If DACA ends, life as I know it will end, too. I won’t be able to drive anymore because I’ll lose my license. And I won’t be able to work, or go to school . . . . I don’t know what I’ll do!” This statement exemplifies the feelings of DREAMers everywhere, who anxiously await the […]

Immigrant Fears Information is Key in Addressing Immigrant Fears

Recalibrating, thinking about shutting down refugee offices. Consoling children and comforting parents fearful to leave home. Reminding DREAMers of the risk of applying for DACA. Grieving for people of color. Struggling to address questions and fears among immigrant friends. And Praying Together. Immigration advocates and agencies – including LUCHA Ministries in Fredericksburg, Virginia – found […]

Immigration Legal Services Taking "Welcoming the Stranger" a Step Farther

On April 15th, LUCHA submitted the paperwork to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals requesting recognition that will allow us to open an Immigration Legal Services office.  As a BIA-recognized agency, LUCHA Ministries will have the capacity to offer low-cost immigration legal services by assisting qualifying immigrants applying for an immigration legal […]

Dreamers at the White House Antonella's Story

Antonella Membreno is the classic college student. She Snapchats her friends funny photos, studies for classes at Bluefield College and works at her part-time job as a hostess. But, despite seeming like a typical American teenager, Antonella has overcome obstacles just to live a normal life. When Antonella was 9-years-old she moved to the United States […]

The Hope LUCHA's support provides encouragement for young immigrants, as seen in this new video

As we complete ten years of work with immigrant families, LUCHA has the privilege of knowing many young adults who have literally grown up with us.  “The Hope” features two of these young people. We initially focused on the needs of immigrant adults but soon realized that we needed to include the family as well. Immigrants […]

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