Christina Nguyen

  • Hosted by Boat People SOS, Inc.
  • Sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Service location Falls Church
  • Law school Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

The Asian Immigrant Youth Assistance Project aims to provide immigration legal assistance, advocacy and outreach to Asian immigrant youth and their families in the D.C. area through a T, U, and SIJS visa initiative. We intend to work with youth who are abused or abandoned; victims of human trafficking; or victims of crime and can assist in the prosecution of these crimes. The goal is to promote safety, permanency and well being for the community as a whole so that security can be heightened for at-risk populations such as Asian immigrant youth.

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