Monday, August 4, 2014

Immigration Clinic on the front lines of immigration battle


The Associated Press released a nice story about the University of Baltimore School of Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic and its director, Professor Elizabeth Keyes.  "Keyes said some of the most compelling cases are those of children who cross the U.S. border illegally, sometimes without family members accompanying them, and often fleeing gang violence."  Its not easy for all of them to get access to legal representation, especially for those who are detained at the border, Keyes said.

Keyes shares her clinic’s space (and, on occasion, some of its student-lawyers) with the Baltimore office of Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit organization that seeks to ensure no unaccompanied immigrant minor must appear in immigration court without representation. In its offices across the country, KIND recruits and trains attorneys who will take immigrant minors’ cases pro bono.


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Stories like the ones you described about children immigrating without their families are so touching. I imagine that would be so difficult. It would be so important to have an immigration attorney to make sure that the immigration goes smoothly. There are so many things that go wrong, and having an attorney can help minimize the risk.

Posted by: Amelia Gillian | Aug 4, 2014 10:53:04 AM

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