Immigration Justice Campaign

Teresa

The Trump administration has authorized a dramatic increase in efforts to detain and deport immigrants. Indiscriminate enforcement measures that disregard due process and undermine access to a fair day in court present new challenges. With a lawyer, an immigrant is ten times more likely to prevail in their case. And yet, only 14 percent of detained immigrants have an attorney by their side in immigration court.

New times call for new strategies, which is why the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (the Council) launched a new joint initiative: the Immigration Justice Campaign.

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.

he 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.

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.

We then work with our partners to communicate the volunteer opportunities to our nationwide network of committed volunteers.

Issues
general
immigration

Contact

Contact Name: Karen Siciliano-Lucas, Director
Phone: 202-507-7500
Website
HQ Address
State: DC
City: Washington
Address:
  1331 G Street NW
Zipcode: 20005