Maria Alejandra Acevedo

The Project

Represent unaccompanied children under the age of 18 years of age and younger in removal proceedings.

Children who journey by themselves to the U.S. are not provided public defenders when they are facing deportation back to the dangerous countries that they fled. The Justice AmeriCorps Program provides more of those children counsel in order to better their chances of staying.

The Project

Maria provided pro bono representation to Unaccompanied Children in one of the toughest immigration courts.Children who face the perils of journeying by themselves to the U.S. are not provided public defenders when they are facing deportation back to the dangerous countries that they fled. The Justice AmeriCorps Program helps step in and provide more of those children counsel in order to better their chances of staying.

 

The Project

Marlise provided direct legal representation in immigration and related proceedings for unaccompanied immigrant children. In the past few years, tens of thousands of immigrant children have crossed the U.S. border without a parent or guardian, fleeing extreme violence and poverty in their home countries. These youth find themselves caught up in complex and traumatizing immigration proceedings. With legal representation, the chance that they will be able to remain in safety and stability within the United States is much higher.

 

The Project

Eloise represented unaccompanied minors before the Immigration Judge with the ultimate goal of obtaining a cancellation of removal. There are a large number of children coming into the United States by themselves, who have no means to obtain proper representation. In addition, Pro Bono and free legal services are at top capacity with these types of cases, making it even more difficult to obtain representation.

 

The Project

Identify forms of relief for UAC clients and represent them in various stages of their cases. This includes at family court, immigration court and the asylum office.

There are many children in immigration proceedings in Las Vegas 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

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

Gilbert helped immigrant children who have crossed the U.S. border, without a parent or guardian, navigate complex immigration court proceedings. Fellows represent children in immigration removal proceedings, as well as before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and state court proceedings related to a child’s immigration case. Responsibilities include screening clients for trauma, abuse, and trafficking and making referrals to additional services as appropriate.

 

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.

 

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.