Friday, April 17, 2015

Law Students Help Detained Immigrant Families in Karnes


I want to give a shout out to students in the UC Davis School of Law Humanitarian Aid Legal Organization (HALO) who traveled to San Antonio, Texas during spring break to provide support and assistance for immigrant women and children detained in the Karnes County Residential Center.

Fourteen King Hall students worked with the immigration assistance group Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to observe court hearings, investigate allegations of abuse, and provide other services.

Founded in 2006, HALO is a student organization that assists and raises awareness of underserved communities. Each year, HALO raises funds for a spring break legal aid trip, in which UC Davis law students travel to provide aid to underserved groups in different parts of the country. Past trips have been to New Orleans, Biloxi, East St. Louis, and other cities. Participating in the 2015 trip to San Antonio were Dean Bubar '16, Max Calehuff '17, Laura Flores '15, Erin Gunter '17, Connor Karen '17, Jamie Knauer '17, Hope Kwiatkowski '17, Adam McIntyre '17, John Miller '17, Katie Rogers '17, Kelsey Santamaria '17, Holly Snead '17, Sarah Woolston '17, and Antonia Wong '16.


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