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Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

COVID-19: Help Clients Seek Release on Humanitarian Parole and Fraihat (Remote)

Advocate for your client's release from detention

Posted April 21, 2020

Background & Context

RMIAN is in need of volunteers to help prepare and file humanitarian parole requests for individuals detained at the Aurora immigration detention center. In addition to parole, these individuals are also eligible to request a custody redetermination under Fraihat v. ICE. A sample case in need of representation is below.

Work & Deliverables

Mr. PJ is a 45 year old male from India. He entered the U.S. in 1989 and has lived here ever since, he became a lawful permanent resident (LPR) in 2010. He has a conviction for mail fraud, which is the basis for his current removal proceedings. He has applied for withholding of removal and relief under the Convention against Torture. His case is currently pending in the 9th Circuit and he has an attorney representing him on the appeal. He was granted a stay of removal by the 9th Circuit. Mr. PJ suffers from asthma and high blood pressure, putting him at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing a serious illness. He has a U.S. citizen brother who can serve as his sponsor. He seeks an attorney to represent him in filing a humanitarian parole request. He is also a class member under Fraihat v. ICE and is eligible to request a custody review based on the preliminary injunction in that case. He seeks a pro bono attorney to help advocate on his behalf.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 11-20 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • 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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