Immigration Law

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Notre Dame Law Students Help Mother and Daughter Win Asylum
Posted on 19 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amanda Gray, Notre Dame Law, Nov. 19, 2021 "A mother and daughter have been granted asylum in the U.S. after fleeing gender violence in Latin America, thanks in part to Notre Dame Law School students Jacquelyn Aguirre and Elizabeth Wentross. ... Read More

Tags: pro bono , asylum

How Prof. Michele Pistone Trains Accredited Reps
Posted on 17 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lyle Moran, ABA Journal, Nov. 17, 2021 "Michele Pistone, a professor at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, says there are not enough immigration lawyers and attorneys who take on pro bono cases to meet the demand of immigrants... Read More

Tags: pro bono

EOIR Policy Memo: Encouraging and Facilitating Pro Bono Legal Services
Posted on 8 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Nov. 5, 2021 "... Pro bono attorneys, authorized legal service providers, and law school clinics perform an invaluable public service by educating otherwise unrepresented individuals, assisting them in the preparation of their cases and providing... Read More

Tags: pro bono , eoir

New Online Platform Connects Volunteer Lawyers with Children Facing Deportation
Posted on 25 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, July 25, 2019 "A new online platform operated by the American Bar Association and developed by a Florida technology company will match volunteer lawyers with immigrant children facing deportation in several states. The website – Pro... Read More

Denver Funds Lawyers for the City's Immigrant Population
Posted on 19 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Natalia V. Navarro, Colo. Public Radio, Dec. 18, 2018 - "Around 90 percent of detainees at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora don’t have a lawyer, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network estimates. That’s... Read More

Attorneys, Law Students Train for Pro Bono Asylum Cases for Detained Refugee Moms, Kids in Texas
Posted on 22 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"For the mothers and children detained at an immigrant facility in Karnes County, about 100 miles south of Austin, their best chance for release is to find attorneys willing to represent them pro bono. And in turn, the lawyers willing to take on... Read More

Unpub. BIA PSG (Pro Bono) Asylum Victory - Honduran Journalist
Posted on 23 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hats off to Kramer Levin pro bono attorney Marsha Sukach , volunteering for the BIA Pro Bono Appeals Project , who scored this ' particular social group ' asylum win on appeal: "[W]e conclude that the respondent has demonstrated he suffered... Read More

Pro Bono Training on Immigration Court Representation; New Orleans, Feb. 1, 2012
Posted on 18 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The ABA Section of Litigation’s Immigration Litigation Committee and the ABA Commission on Immigration are sponsoring Pro Bono Training: The Essentials of Immigration Court Representation [PDF] on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 8:30 a.m.... Read More

KIND Pro Bono Attorney of the Month: Stacey Hsiang Chun Wang
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Los Angeles-based Holland & Knight litigation associate Stacey Hsiang Chun Wang is a KIND pro bono attorney and human rights advocate. Through her pro bono work, she has specialized primarily in handling cases involving human trafficking victims... Read More

Tags: kind , pro bono

EOIR Proposed Rule: List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers in Immigration Proceedings
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This rule proposes to amend 8 CFR parts 1003, 1240, and 1241 by changing the name of the ‘‘List of Free Legal Services Providers’’ to the ‘‘List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers.’’ The rule also... Read More

Jones Day Leads Immigration Pro Bono Push for Refugee Kids, Moms
Posted on 22 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen J. Brogan, Oct. 2015 - "A relatively recent study found that 75 percent of represented children were granted the right to remain in the United States as compared to 15 percent of unrepresented children. Since these children are usually in... Read More

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers
Posted on 16 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This rule proposes to amend 8 CFR parts 1003, 1240, and 1241 by changing the name of the “List of Free Legal Services Providers” to the “List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers.” The rule also would enhance the eligibility... Read More

ICE Settles Case Challenging Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley
Posted on 17 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Aug. 16, 2017 - "The parties in Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE have reached a settlement that ensures access to mental health evaluations for certain detained mothers and children seeking asylum. The case was filed after Immigration and Customs... Read More

Pro bono attorneys to the rescue in emergency Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases
Posted on 22 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With time running short for two KIND clients, Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Jon Janow volunteered to help. Jon's clients – Alberto and Carolina, both from Central America – were children who were on the verge of ageing out... Read More

As Child Immigrants Await Fate, a Race for Counsel
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Inside a courthouse in downtown Manhattan, an immigration court crisis plays out in vivid scenes. Dozens of attorneys race between windowless courtrooms. Families listen as immigration law is explained to them in a foreign language through an interpreter... Read More