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The Immigration Justice Campaign

COVID-19: File Humanitarian Parole for Detained Immigrant (Remote)

Help detained immigrants file humanitarian parole requests to secure release from civil detention.

Posted March 26, 2020

The Immigration Justice Campaign has an urgent need for pro bono counsel to file requests for release on humanitarian parole. This is a particularly compelling need in light of the potential for COVID-19 to spread in detention where access to medical care is never a guarantee.

Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE) has broad discretion to release or detain individuals, including asylum seekers. Many of these people are eligible for release on humanitarian parole pending their civil immigration court cases. Pro Bono attorneys can help balance the scales of justice by helping to file such requests. If an individual is released, this is a huge service – more time to fight their case, find counsel, gather evidence, and not suffer conditions of confinement while in deportation proceedings.

This fully remote volunteer opportunity involves setting up telephonic client meetings, drafting a parole submission to a local ICE office, collecting supporting evidence from your client (or their family), and following up with the individual's assigned ICE officer.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Pro Bono Coordination team will contact you about your availablity..

Collaboration Phase

  • Once placed with a case, filing the parole submission as quickly as possible.

Wrap Up

  • No representation beyond parole submission.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 21+ hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: We provide mentorship and sample materials/templates.
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Additional Location Details: Client communication is done via telephone and parole submissions are submitted via electronic communication to local ICE offices
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Preferred Languages: Spanish
  • Required Legal Expertise: 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 immigrants.

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