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Jimmy Leyva

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Jimmy Leyva

Jimmy Leyva

Name of Host Organization: Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
City, State: Phoenix, Arizona
Issue area: Immigrant Populations, Children/Youth
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

The Project

Provide direct legal representation to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
This project aims to give unaccompanied children fleeing violence, abuse, and trafficking a fair chance at justice.
The Right Person For This Project
Jimmy is the right person for the project because:
• He has one year experience as a Fellow
• He has a good relationship with the Phoenix Immigration Court and ORR Shelters