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Immigrant Child Advocacy Network (ICAN)
Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants Legal Representation National Sign Up Campaign

The ABA Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants invites you to sign up to take  a pro bono case of an unaccompanied minor immigrant in observance of the National Day of Service on October 30, 2015 as part of the  ABA Celebrate Pro Bono Week.

What is the campaign about?

 

In the summer of 2014, thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America arrived at the southwest border of the United States fleeing harm and seeking protection from the United States.
Click here to hear the stories of these children in a new documentary: http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/americas/100000003901101/central-america-child-migrants.html
When these children arrive in the United States, they are detained and placed in deportation proceedings without the assistance of appointed legal counsel.  
Without legal representation, these children cannot defend themselves or present their legitimate claims for relief from deportation.

 

What can you do to help?

 

Volunteer to take a case! 


We are asking volunteers to register on Friday, October 30, 2015, the ABA National Day of Service at www.ambar.org/ican, the Working Group’s portal for recruitment, training and matching volunteer attorneys with unaccompanied minors who need their help.


Volunteer attorneys will be matched with established immigration legal assistance providers with a successful track record of mentoring, training and working with pro bono attorneys representing unaccompanied minor immigrants.

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