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Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

Help Asylum-Seekers Fleeing Conflict Obtain Release from Immigration Detention

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

Posted August 18, 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 allows for telephonic appearances, so all bond cases can be handled remotely.

Work & Deliverables

Mr. BB is a 21-year-old man from Nicaragua who recently arrived in the United States. Mr. BB is afraid to return to Nicaragua because he was beaten and threatened by government forces due to his opposition to the current government. He entered with his father, who has since been released and is living with his cousin in Texas. This cousin has also agreed to serve as Mr. BB's sponsor. Mr. BB 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.

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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
  • Preferred Languages: Spanish
  • 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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