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ABA ProBAR Attorney Job in Harlingen, TX - Legal Orientation Program

"ProBAR seeks to hire a Legal Orientation Program (LOP) Attorney to provide group and individual legal rights presentations, coordinate pro bono representation, and engage in limited direct representation on behalf of immigration detainees in South Texas. This position is based in Harlingen...

Free ABA telecon Nov. 16th: “Immigration and Tax Law: What's the Connection?”

"The Section of Litigation’s Immigration Litigation Committee is proud to present the next installment of our Lunch and Learn Series, “Immigration and Tax Law: What's the Connection?” The Lunch and Learn Series offers complementary teleconferences featuring prominent...

ABA on ICE prosecutorial discretion

"On behalf of the American Bar Association (ABA), I write to commend the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that the Department will exercise its prosecutorial discretion with respect to deportation and removal cases in a more robust manner. While we applaud this initiative, the...

Pro Bono Training on Immigration Court Representation; New Orleans, Feb. 1, 2012

"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. to 5:00 p.m., at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...

Free ABA 'Lunch and Learn' Telecon: Legislative Updates in Immigration Law

"The Section of Litigation’s Immigration Litigation Committee is proud to present the next installment of our Lunch and Learn Series, “Legislative Updates in Immigration Law.” The Lunch and Learn Series offers complimentary teleconferences featuring prominent attorneys, ...

ABA Seeking Fall 2012 Law Clerks and Undergraduate Interns to Assist Immigration Detainees

"The ABA Commission on Immigration is seeking talented law clerks and interns to assist in cutting-edge, individualized assistance to detainees held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The ABA is the only organization in the country that accepts calls from all 250 detention facilities...

New ABA Video Helps Immigrant Detainees Understand Their Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2012: "To help ensure America’s commitment to justice for all, the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration has produced an updated version of “ Know Your Rights,” an educational video for the more than 400,000 men and women held in ...

Reaching Victims of Notario Fraud: Free Webinar Tuesday, May 22nd

"Notario fraud remains rampant in immigrant communities across the country despite significant efforts by federal agencies and non-profit organizations to combat fraud by immigration consultants. This webinar will highlight tools that attorneys and organizations can utilize to battle notario fraud...

ABA Congressional Briefing Gives Overview of Immigration Detention System

"The American Bar Association Commission on Immigration hosted a briefing for congressional staff entitled “Immigration Detention: How it Works, What it Costs and Proposals for Reform” on Friday, Feb. 1. The briefing provided an overview of the immigration detention system and how its...

Hidden Immigration Benefits for Military Personnel

"Many people are surprised to hear that members of the U.S. military and their families have issues with the U.S. immigration system. Considering, however, that the U.S. military is deployed in more than a hundred countries around the world, that military members often meet and marry foreigners...

Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) to Receive Award for Excellence in E-Lawyering

"Every year at the ABA TECHSHOW , the eLawyering Task Force recognizes an organization, law firm or lawyer with the James I. Keane Award for Excellence in eLawyering. The Immigration Advocates Network will receive the award this year for its exemplary work in using technology to broaden access to...

Lawlessness, Violence in Central America a 'Major Cause' of Recent Migration: ABA

"Reasons include escaping from abuse and very real threats by powerful and violent street gangs, including the 18th Street gang and the Mara Salvatrucha gang. These gangs frequently engage in forced recruitment of teenage boys, sexual slavery of teenage girls, and targeted extortion efforts, often...

ABA President: More Lawyers Needed for Central American Refugee Children (Q&A)

"James Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association, said this week that the legal issues facing migrant children in Texas from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are huge. Silkenat, a New York corporate attorney, took a small team of lawyers and an interpreter to visit children and a federal...

25th Anniversary of ProBAR: Pursuing Justice, Changing Lives

"In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project — ProBAR — the American Bar Association has produced a commemorative video on the project and its role in helping immigrants and asylum-seekers detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

ABA President: Detention of Refugee Moms, Kids "Inconsistent with Fundamental Principles of Liberty"

"... Detention is neither effective nor justifiable as deterrence to migration of families and individuals fleeing violence. Such detention violates basic principles requiring that any deprivation of liberty be justified based on individual circumstances and instead serves an impermissible punitive...

From the Bookshelf: Crimmigration Law by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

"At its most basic, “crimmigration” law describes the convergence of two distinct bodies of law: criminal law and procedure with immigration law and procedure. For most of the nation’s history, these operated almost entirely free of the other. Criminal law and procedure was thought...

ABA Releases Report on Family Immigration Detention

ABA, Aug. 20, 2015 - "A new report on the expansion of immigration detention released by the American Bar Association concludes that the federal government’s use of family detention violates applicable laws and human rights norms. The report, developed by the ABA Commission on Immigration...

ABA Commission on Immigration report excoriates federal detention policy for immigrant families

"A report released Aug. 19 by the ABA Commission on Immigration with the assistance of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers takes the federal government to task for its policy of detaining immigrant mothers with young children. “ Family Immigration Detention: Why The Past Cannot...

ABA Condemns Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Families Seeking U.S. Protection

ABA, Jan. 6, 2015 - Statement of Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association : "The American Bar Association condemns the U.S. government’s operation targeting the deportation of Central American mothers and children seeking protection in the United States and calls on the government...

Jodi Goodwin - ABA Public Interest Profile

ABA, Feb. 2016 - "Ms. Goodwin practices immigration law in the trenches on the border in Harlingen, Texas. Since 1995, she has represented thousands of asylum seekers, economic migrants, long-term permanent residents, businesses, families, and United States citizens in removal proceedings. She also...

Prosecuting Immigration Services Fraud - ABA Webinar

ABA, Mar. 30, 2016 - "This program was designed for law enforcement on investigating and prosecuting immigration services fraud. This webinar , designed for law enforcement on investigating and prosecuting immigration services fraud, covers best practices for identifying victims and encouraging...

ABA Slams Trump Muslim/Travel Ban in CA4 Amicus Brief

Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, Apr. 20, 2017 - "The American Bar Association has asked the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let stand an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the ABA announced late Wednesday . The association’s amicus brief...

ABA to DHS: Revise Border Search Rules of Electronic Devices to Protect Client Confidentiality

American Bar Association, May 5, 2017 - Re: Preservation of Attorney-Client Privilege and Client Confidentiality for U.S. Lawyers and Their Clients During Border Searches of Electronic Devices "On behalf of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), which has over 400,000 members, I write...