Opportunities For Attorneys to Help Migrants
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Things are really bad for migrants. It’s tempting to stop paying attention because it feels hopeless. I’m not here to feed you rainbows and sunshine about how we can change the situation. Only the electorate can do that, collectively.
BUT – there are some projects happening that will give you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of several starfish, so please join me if you can.
First, this February 28 training hosted by the Austin Bar Association will show lawyers how to represent migrants trapped in Mexico under the MPP program. And also, we are continuing the monthly detention visits, but this year we are staying closer to home and heading to Taylor, Texas, only 45 minutes from Austin. Please mark your calendars and join us!
Austin Bar Training
Under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain-in-Mexico,” thousands of asylum seekers find themselves waiting in Mexico throughout their U.S. immigration court process. Current statistics show that less than 2% of these asylum seekers are represented, and those that do not have counsel are five times more likely to have their asylum claim denied. This CLE focuses on representing asylum seekers subject to MPP pro bono. Upon completion of the CLE, you will be offered the opportunity to get involved, along with additional training and mentorship to guide you along the way.
1 hour partic. CLE
Free to Austin Bar members.
Lunch included. Discounted parking available for $3.
Join Me at Hutto!
This year we will be visiting Hutto every last Friday of the month, excluding holidays.
Will you join me?
Send an email to [email protected] with the dates you’d like to participate in.
Thank you for your help!