Information about Seeking Asylum at the Mexico-U.S. Border

Last updated on April 7, 2021

Click here to see a list of organizations providing assistance at the Mexico-U.S. border.

The situation at the border is changing constantly. And the situation can vary depending on your location at the border. It may be helpful to contact organizations working at the border to learn the latest updates. Many people and organizations are working to fight against unjust policies at the border. We have listed some of those organizations below.

Resources: 

ASAP compiled this list of organizations providing assistance at the Mexico-U.S. border over the past few months, but it is likely incomplete. We hope it can be a starting point for asylum seekers to seek more information.

General information about the border: 

  • Info Digna
  • HIAS Mexico
  • Catholic Charities (Las Cruces, New Mexico): (575) 527-0500
  • Jewish Family Service Hotline (San Diego, California): (858) 637-3365

Organizations that help unaccompanied children:

  • KIND
    • Phone number: (202) 918-9431
    • Email: kindmex@supportkind.org

Organizations on the Border (By City): 

El Paso/Juarez

Nogales

  • Kino Border Initiative:
    • To call the office in Mexico from the U.S: 011-52 (631) 316-2086
    • To call offices in Arizona: (520) 287-2370

Tijuana/San Diego

  • Info Digna (List of Organizations – Tijuana)
  • Al Otro Lado
    • To call from Mexico: (664) 208-8994
    • To call from the U.S: (619) 786-4866 or (323) 238-9935
    • To visit the community center, Enclave Caracol: C. Primera 8250, Zona Nte., 22127
  • HIAS (Free Help): (663) 205-4660 or (663) 205-4659

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

  • Jewish Family Services
    • To call from Mexico or WhatsApp: 1 (858) 333-2857
  • ImmDef: (213) 634-0999

Matamoros

South Texas

  • Texas Civil Rights Project: (956) 291-4169
  • ProBAR: (956) 425-9231
  • HIAS (Free Help): (811) 465-3235
  • La Pasada Providencia (Housing): (956) 399-3826

Nuevo Laredo/Laredo

  • Jones Day: to call +1 (214) 969-5050
  • HIAS (Free help): (812) 416-2731

Mexicali

  • Border Kindness: to call (686) 345-8890
  • HIAS (Free Help): (686) 339-4323 or (686) 383-1855

For more information and resources from the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) visit our website.

Note: This information is not a substitute for advice from an attorney.