Natalie will represent transition-age youth in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, work with pro bono attorneys to improve transition-age youth’s access to immigration legal services, and develop best practices and legal orientation materials for attorneys working with this population.
Natalie is the right person for the project because:
• She represented unaccompanied minors as a legal intern with the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, researched conditions in immigrant prisons as a law clerk at the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, and supported students and pro bono counsel representing refugees in their applications for resettlement with The Berkeley Law Chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project
In the first six months, Natalie will:
• Assist attorneys with casework, accept cases for direct representation and build relationships with stakeholders
• Develop legal orientation materials for transition-age youth
• Recruit pro bono counsel to represent transition-age youth and support pro bono counsel with case management