Monica Ashiku

  • Hosted by South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project
  • Sponsored by Anonymous
  • Service location Harlingen
  • Law school University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

ProBAR has been committed to providing legal services to immigrants in Texas with a focus on asylum seekers. My project allows ProBAR to expand its legal assistance program to include one of the largest detention facilities in the United States – the Willacy County Processing Center – often referred to as the “Tent City.” I am providing legal services to the largely unrepresented immigrant population at the facility, including “know your rights” presentations, pro se assistance, connecting asylum seekers with pro bono counsel and direct representation.

The Inspiration

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