Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Will you be in NYC on Thursday October 16? Then head on over to the New York City Bar Association for this great – and free – program: "Championing Appointed Counsel in Immigration Proceedings."
The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature:
- Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8), original co-sponsor of the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act (VIVA Act), H.R. 4936, which would provide appointed counsel to unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings.
- Immprof extraordinaire Lenni Benson, director of the Safe Passage Project to provide counsel to unaccompanied children
- Immprof Andrea Saenz, who will speak on the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project providing counsel to immigrant detainees
- John Montgomery, author of a groundbreaking report finding that a national immigration public defender system would pay for itself through cost savings
Sounds like a terrific event!