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Oscar Fernandez

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Oscar Fernandez

Oscar Fernandez

Name of Host Organization: Catholic Charities of Palm Beach
City, State: Riviera Beach, Florida
Issue area: Immigrant Populations, Children/Youth
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice, Catholic Charities of Palm Beach

The Project

Represent unaccompanied alien children in removal proceedings before the immigration court or in asylum interviews.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Everyday, children enter our country without their families, without money, and without knowledge of our complex legal system. Children placed in our program never need to worry about legal costs. We are usually their first and strongest ally in this new country. We fight for them in court and help them start their new life here in America.
The Right Person For This Project
Oscar is the right person for the project because:
• He has always had a desire to help the less fortunate
• He worked with several other charity programs over the years and even tutors kids twice a week after work
• He made it his goal to have each child leave the office feeling better than when they came in