Beyond the Wall

A campaign defending human rights and migrants in the Trump Era

President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies cruelly and needlessly tear apart families, indefinitely detain parents and children, and deny legal rights to people fleeing violence. This administration’s policies will affect human rights for generations to come. Now is the moment to act.

WOLA is Fighting Back

We respond to demagoguery and misinformation with facts and research from the ground and strategic advocacy in Washington. We will hold them accountable.

Fighting the Trump administration’s cruel “zero tolerance” policies and human rights abuses at the border

WOLA investigates and exposes abuses against migrants, asylum seekers, and deportees at the border and throughout the region.

Freezing ICE’s resources and stopping Trump’s wasteful border wall

WOLA works against the draconian deportation and detention forces that create conditions of chaos, fear, and disruption in the lives of immigrant families throughout the United States.

Giving asylum seekers legal tools to protect their rights

WOLA provides lawyers with expert research on the root causes driving migration from Central America. This enables them to defend the right to seek asylum and help asylum seekers make their case.

Saving U.S. aid to Central America to tackle the root causes of migration

WOLA advocates for continued, robust, accountable, and transparent U.S. aid to Central America focused on tackling corruption and bolstering the capacity of justice systems to prevent and reduce violence and insecurity.

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Your financial support enables WOLA to be effective and strategic advocates for human rights. We are committed to defeating policies rooted in bigotry that ruin countless lives. Join the Beyond the Wall campaign to act to protect human rights and vulnerable families.


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Thanks to your incredible support of the Beyond the Wall Campaign, we’ve stopped many of the worst policies put forth as part of the “zero tolerance” agenda.

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