ASAP in the News
May 24, 2023
“When you arrive in this country, it is very difficult to find a place to live,” said Wendi, an ASAP member from Guatemala featured in the lawsuit. “With two children, you need to work. I had to be able to feed my kids.”
May 20, 2023
“Immigrant detention facilities are not a safe environment for anyone, let alone families and children. People seeking asylum must be met with compassion, not placed in humiliating and dangerous conditions," said ASAP’s Conchita Cruz.
Early Learning Nation
May 10, 2023
“As a child of immigrants and mother of two kids under four, I know how important it is to have access to early childhood resources,” said ASAP’s Co-ED. “Part of welcoming refugee mothers is making sure their children can thrive.”
March 20, 2023
“You do not want to miss important mail from the immigration court or other immigration agencies,” said ASAP's community resources attorney, noting that asylum seekers must update their address within 5 days of moving.
U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
March 1, 2023
“The Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act would allow asylum seekers to get work permits 30 days after applying for asylum, while minimizing the burden on employers during a historic labor shortage,” said Co-ED Swapna Reddy.
Early Learning Nation
February 15, 2023
“I watched my parents orient family and friends, enrolling their kids in early childhood programs like Head Start, but not everyone has family here. My hope is ASAP can fill that gap for members,” said Co-ED Conchita Cruz.
February 10, 2023
"We don't know what's going to happen to us. We're scared that one day they could separate us again," said an ASAP member, comparing the asylum process to a tunnel: "The time has passed but we still can't see the light."
January 23, 2023
“For ASAP, technology does more than touch the lives of individual asylum seekers - it taps the power of community to drive change at the systemic level,” said Fast Forward’s Shannon Farley in Forbes.
People En Español
January 10, 2023
ASAP member Leticia Peren shares her story, after being forcefully separated from her son in 2017, and talks about the abuse she endured under U.S. custody.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 5, 2023
“President Biden, don't expel asylum seekers trying to find safe haven,” ASAP said. “The U.S. needs their skills, courage, and tenacity to fill its shrinking labor pool and boost the economy.”
December 19, 2022
“There are a lot of really great people who want to welcome immigrants… make them feel supported, help them become integrated into the life of our city,” said ASAP Community Resources Attorney Eric Pavri.
December 13, 2022
“We are raising our voices to seek justice,” said Leticia Peren, “so that the government will never again separate families trying to find safe haven and build a new life in the U.S.”