WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Even Without the Wall, Trump’s 2017 Funding Request is Deeply Flawed on Immigration and Border Security

As Congress comes close to approving a federal spending bill, the White House is standing down from its $1.2 billion request for the border wall. But the Trump administration's request also included funding for increased border security and intensified migrant apprehensions and deportations. Here is a breakdown of some of the most controversial proposals, and why WOLA opposes them.

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Our mission is to advance human rights and social justice in the Americas.

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We help to create impact both in Washington and throughout the Americas.

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We partner with courageous people throughout the Americas to identify urgent human rights problems.

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We bring decades of expertise to analyze these problems and propose concrete policy solutions.

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We advance human rights by combining cutting-edge communications and advocacy strategies.

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By changing policies we create lasting impact for human rights and social justice in the Americas.

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“For four decades, WOLA has stood by us—countless advocates throughout the region—as we seek justice and human rights.”

Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz, Former Attorney General of Guatemala

One of Washingtonian Magazine’s “50 Great Places to Work”

“WOLA donors get more bang for their buck than almost any other organization I’ve been associated with in my time in Congress.”

Congressman George Miller

A Charity Navigator “Four Star Charity”

“People want to know what WOLA thinks because WOLA’s exceptional staff not only have years of experience, but they also know how to work with Congress, which is a rare combination.”

Tim Rieser, Foreign Policy Aide to Senator Patrick Leahy

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