Jackie Bliss

  • Hosted by Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition
  • Sponsored by Baker McKenzie
  • Service location Washington
  • Law school American University Washington College of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations/Minorities
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

My organization, the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition has been visiting immigration detention centers, conducting “know your rights” presentations, and providing direct legal representation for detained immigrants in Virginia for over five years. As part of my project, I am expanding CAIR Coalition's efforts into Maryland. I am currently responding to inquiries and visiting non-citizens at four immigration detention centers in Maryland, in addition to providing direct legal services for these individuals detained in Maryland.

The Inspiration

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