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Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

Represent Trans Asylum Seeker in Aurora

Help Ms. PA seek release from immigration detention while her case is pending

Posted July 17, 2020

Background & Context

Ms. PA is a 38-year-old transgender woman from Mexico. She is currently in removal proceedings before the Aurora, Colorado immigration court. She seeks a pro bono attorney to help advocate on her behalf in filing a humanitarian parole application. A brief description of her case is below.

Work & Deliverables

Ms. PA is a 38-year-old transgender woman from Mexico. She entered the U.S. in 2005 and has received several voluntary return orders. Ms. PA is pursuing VAWA relief as a result of a very violent relationship that ended in 2014. She is also applying for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention against Torture (CAT). She has a fear of return based on her gender identity. Ms. PA suffers from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), rheumatoid arthritis, and hepatitis B and C. She is at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing a serious illness. Ms. PA has pending charges for trespassing and possession. She seeks an attorney to represent her in filing a humanitarian parole request. She 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. She seeks a pro bono attorney to help advocate on her behalf.

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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
  • 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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