Stephen Dekovich

  • Hosted by Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition
  • Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Service location Washington, District of Columbia
  • Law school Stanford Law School
  • Issue area Disability Rights, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Our most basic commitments to due process and human dignity are violated when Immigration Courts are used to deport unrepresented individuals with mental disabilities. Stephen expanded access to counsel for immigrants facing removal to countries where, without mental health care and family support, they will be subject to institutionalization and abuse. At Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Stephen provided direct representation, trained pro bono attorneys and created a database of resources for advocates.

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