Jimmy Leyva

  • Hosted by Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Service location Phoenix
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

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

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