Currently not accepting new volunteers
The Immigration Justice Campaign

Represent an Asylum Seeker in Detention

Help a detained immigrant facing removal

Posted September 24, 2019

Detained asylum seekers must present their claims for asylum before an immigration judge at a full hearing in immigration court. This is their request for relief from deportation. A denial means they are forcibly returned to their country of origin. Asylum hearings are adversarial in nature and require presenting detailed oral testimony by the asylum applicant plus evidentiary submissions. Regardless of age, they are not assigned counsel. Your work will be supported by a number of innovative resources: (1) a local practice guide to walk you step-by-step through immigration court procedure; (2) an online library of highly curated training materials as well as other helpful resources (e.g., case exemplars, sample briefs); (3) an in-house removal defense expert to answer questions; and (4) an experienced American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) member who will provide mentorship through regularly scheduled weekly office hours.

Currently not accepting new volunteers

Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 21+ hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Justice Campaign Technical Legal Support staff and experienced immigration attorneys will provide a mix of group and individual mentorship.
  • Site-Preference: On-Site
  • Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana
  • Aurora, CO 80010
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • 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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