News & Updates

  1. Director’s Message for Fall 2023

    Amid continued challenges and opportunities at the border, I am grateful to be able to pause and reflect on the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month, a national celebration that runs from September 15 to October 15 annually. At ProBAR, nearly 95% percent of our staff identify as Latinx and about 70% grew up in our binational, culturally rich community in the Rio Grande Valley.

  2. ProBAR in the Community: Summer 2023 Highlights

    Each quarter, the Outreach team represents ProBAR by organizing, hosting, and attending various initiatives and events across the Rio Grande Valley. Summer 2023 was a busy season! Read below to learn about some highlights from last quarter’s community engagement calendar and how you can connect with ProBAR.

  3. Supplies for the Journey Ahead

    As people served by ProBAR are released from federal custody while awaiting removal proceedings, ProBAR staff offer information and support to help them safely reach their destinations. Our donor’s generous in-kind contributions of basic hygiene items, clothing, and related items will afford us the necessary resources to also provide crucial supplies for their travel.

  4. A Look into ProBAR’s Summer 2023 Law Student Fellowships 

    During Summer 2023, ProBAR was excited to implement a paid law student fellowship program for the first time, and five law students studying at institutions across the country joined our team in the Rio Grande Valley. This 10-week program offered our summer fellows a unique opportunity to practice law alongside our team of advocates at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  5. 16 ProBARians Honored at Years of Service Event

    Photo of celebrants at ProBAR's Year of Service celebration

    At the end of August, ProBAR joined the rest of the ABA in celebrating colleagues who have amplified our mission for 5 and 10 years, respectively. Sixteen staff members were honored whose combined work totals 95 years of service in “orchestrating justice,” as ABA Commission on Immigration Director, Meredith Linsky, poetically noted in her remarks.

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