Paola Gentile-Goldental

The Project

Paola Gentile-Goldental provided legal representation to minors in immigration removal proceedings, including in cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and other forms of relief.

This project is aimed at protecting children who arrive in the U.S. alone and who, in many cases, are fleeing poverty and violence from which their home countries cannot protect them. As no legal representation for these children is mandated, this project seeks to address this need so they can have a much better chance of having their stories heard and their claims advanced.

Fellowship Highlights

During Paola’s Fellowship, Paola Gentile-Goldental:

  • Continued working representing children in removal proceedings
  • Advocated for the rights of those children who seek safety and need help navigating the complex immigration laws and proceedings
  • Built partnerships with law firms to enable them to represent the children in their state court proceedings

The Project

Provide free legal services to Unaccompanied Children in removal proceedings before the Atlanta Immigration Court, who meet the Justice AmeriCorps case acceptance criteria.

This project addresses the need for unrepresented children to have access to counsel in their immigration case. There are many children in immigration proceedings in Georgia that are not represented by attorneys. This program helps meet that need and significantly increases the chances of getting an immigration status for these children.

 

The Project

Represent undocumented and unaccompanied minors, generally applying for asylum or withholding of removal.

These children arrive in the US without papers or parents. They deserve humane treatment, skillful legal representation, and due process to determine whether they are eligible to remain in the US if they so desire.

The Project

Karen represented unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings. The project provided legal representation to children who may qualify to stay in the US legally.

 

The Project

Paoloa provided legal representation to minors in immigration removal proceedings, including in cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and other forms of relief.

The project is aimed at protecting children who arrive in the U.S. alone and who fled neglect and violence in their home countries. As no legal representation for these children is mandated, this project seeks to address this need so they can have a much better chance of having their stories heard and their claims advanced.

 

The Project

Maria provided direct legal representation to unaccompanied minors aged 15 and younger in their immigration and related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile status, and other forms of relief. This project provides a voice to a vulnerable population that faces life threatening consequences should they be unsuccessful in their deportation proceedings.

 

The Project

Patricia represented unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings and assist them in applying for relief. This project focuses on making sure as many children as possible are being represented in immigration court.

 

The Project

Jordan represented unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings. This project will give children an attorney so that they don’t have to navigate through the immigration removal process pro se.