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The Immigration Justice Campaign

Urgent Call: Interpreters Needed to Serve Over 400 New Detainees

Posted February 19, 2019

This month, the government abruptly sent hundreds of asylum seekers, including individuals who traveled with the caravan, to the Denver Contract Detention Facility. The facility, located near Denver, is now filled to capacity, and most of the asylum seekers there have no attorneys to help them demonstrate that they fear return to their countries of origin. Our local partner, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, is working around the clock to respond, but needs extra hands on deck. Your help is needed now to prepare these individuals for credible fear interviews (CFIs). Receiving a positive decision in the CFI is the first step towards safety for these detainees. Who can help: • Interpreters for in-person or telephonic (remote) interpretation (Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Mandarin, Nepali, Uzbek, Urdu, Tamil, Sinhala, Swahili, Lingala, Georgian, Portuguese, French, Russian, Tigrinya, Arabic, and Vietnamese). *Lawyers are also needed for in-person client assistance with credible fear interviews - if you are interested in volunteering for direct client work (rather than interpretation assistance), please see the accompanying Project description "Urgent Call: Lawyers Needed to Serve Over 400 New Detainees"

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 11-20 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Project coordinator will provide training information
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Bar License(s) required: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
The Immigration Justice Campaign

The Immigration Justice Campaign is a joint initiative between the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (AIC) to mobilize and train volunteer lawyers inside and outside the immigration bar to provide deportation defense to detained immigrants.

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