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Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

Remotely Help Asylum-Seekers Obtain Release from Immigration Detention

Reunite immigrant families with loved ones to pursue their cases outside of detention

Posted June 28, 2021

Background & Context

RMIAN has an urgent need for volunteers to represent individuals detained at the Aurora immigration detention center in bond proceedings. This is especially urgent and compelling given the COVID-19 pandemic. A sample case in need of representation is below. The Aurora court currently has a standing order in place allowing for telephonic appearances, so all bond cases can be handled remotely.

Work & Deliverables

Mr. BU is a 29-year-old man from Ghana who recently arrived in the United States. Mr. BU is bisexual and fears return to Ghana due to his sexuality. Mr. BU was beaten and hospitalized multiple times after attacks based on his sexual orientation. Mr. BU passed his credible fear interview and is eligible to apply for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention against Torture. He seeks an attorney to represent him on a bond case so that he may pursue his asylum application from outside of detention. He seeks an attorney to advocate on his behalf.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Intro call with volunteer coordinator

Collaboration Phase

Details to be provided at a later date

Wrap Up

Details to be provided at a later date

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 11-20 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: RMIAN provides ample resources and training materials, including sample briefs, templates and motions. Mentorship and supervision is provided by our partners at the Immigration Justice Campaign (IJC).
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) works to ensure justice for adults in immigration detention and for immigrant children who have suffered from abuse, neglect, or violence. RMIAN is a nonprofit organization that serves low-income men, women, and children in immigration removal proceedings. RMIAN promotes knowledge of legal rights, provides effective representation to ensure due process, works to improve detention conditions, and promotes a more humane immigration system, including alternatives to detention.

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