Monday, February 10, 2014
Human Rights Watch ("HRW") today announced it would be opening a clinic at South Texas College of Law in Houston this April. HRW provides pro bono legal representation to asylum seekers. This office will be the organizations first beyond the East Coast. From the HRW press release:
Human Rights First’s award-winning pro bono asylum program is built on a unique partnership with lawyers at private firms. Human Rights First’s expert legal team recruits, trains, and mentors lawyers who volunteer their time to help refugees navigate the complex bureaucratic process of seeking asylum protection through the U.S. immigration system. Every year, Human Rights First helps more than 700 refugees with free legal help donated by private law firms. Last year, this program leveraged nearly $30 million in services to aid indigent refugees in need of protection. The organization wins more than 90% of its cases.
The full press release is here.