In December, the federal government opened the newest and largest family detention center in Dilley, Texas. In the absence of pro bono counsel, Dilley is a deportation mill that rapidly processes families out of the country. The needs of the families are immense and we need your help in this effort.
Each year, AILA sponsors "Citizenship Day," a single-day workshop with sites around the country providing assistance to lawful permanent residents eligible for naturalization. This year, events will be moved to the fall, set for September 19, 2015.
The AILA MAP is a collaborative effort between AILA and the United States Military Legal Assistance JAG Corps. If you’re an attorney, read more about how you can help military families. If you’re a member of the military or family member, learn how you can get immigration help.
We continue to seek volunteer attorneys and support staff to help the women and children in Artesia, NM and in Karnes, TX. To facilitate these important efforts, AIC in cooperation with AILA, now accepts tax-deductible donations to support the volunteers’ work in Artesia.
AILA is seeking members who may be willing (but not obligated) to provide pro bono legal services to unaccompanied children at the southern border, once the specific legal process and need for lawyers becomes clearer.
The ABA and ProBono.net have created a comprehensive and searchable database to help you find meaningful pro bono opportunities in your local community. Click on your state from the U.S. map and use the drop-down boxes to narrow your search by county, practice area or client population.
The South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) is a joint project of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and AILA to provide pro bono legal services to asylum seekers detained in South Texas. Read on to learn more and how you can help.
In 2001, AILA partnered with several non-governmental organizations to implement the Board of Immigration Appeals Pro Bono Project. The Project was created to increase the level of pro bono representation to detained immigrants who lack representation before the BIA.