Maria Castillo

  • Hosted by RAICES
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, RAICES, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Service location San Antonio, Texas
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors under 18. Focus is Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) Status, asylum, T visas and U visas. This project helps children who are in removal. As unaccompanied minors they are extremely vulnerable. This project assists those who most need and who are least likely to find help otherwise. This project also addresses the need for representation of children who are often forgotten and who have already been abandoned before.


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