The Immigration Justice Campaign is a nationwide initiative seeking to increase access to counsel for thousands of immigrants held in detention centers who need pro bono representation.
The Justice Campaign partners with legal service providers and pro bono representation projects that have a constant presence in immigration detention centers across the country. These organizations conduct expert screenings and identify individuals who are eligible for immigration relief, such as asylum, and who need pro bono assistance.
Then they work with their partners to communicate the volunteer opportunities to a nationwide network of committed volunteers.
he Immigration Justice Campaign supports its volunteers by providing access to an online library of training materials and toolkits that is tailored specifically to lawyers who are new to immigration court and immigration detention.
There are so many ways for you to engage, from representing a detained asylum seeker to spending a week in Texas with a volunteer team.
The American Immigrant Representation Project (AIRP) is a proud partner of the Immigration Justice Campaign. AIRP is an initiative spearheaded by former Southern District of New York Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (U.S.D.J., Ret.) and Faith Gay, founding partner at Selendy & Gay, and whose efforts are overseen by an accomplished group of litigators and advocates in New York.
The inspiration for AIRP emerged from recognition that immigrants held in detention centers have the deck firmly stacked against them.
The primary goal of the Justice Campaign is to increase access to legal counsel for thousands of immigrants held in detention centers. To achieve this, the Campaign is building a broad network of pro bono allies to serve the many thousands of detained individuals who would otherwise go unrepresented and training private lawyers with new tactics and strategies to enable them to vigorously defend immigrants facing removal.
For information or to volunteer visit www.immigrationjustice.us