Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 10: San Francisco - Representing Unaccompanied Minors and Families on the “Surge” Docket #probono

Since the beginning of 2014, there has been a dramatic increase in unaccompanied children and families with young children fleeing to the United States. Most of the migrants are from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico. Pursuant to a Department of Justice initiative, these children and families are detained and placed in expedited removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge. Most can expect to have their hearings within a year.
Through its Unaccompanied Minors/Families Program, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach has represented over a hundred individuals currently on the “Surge” docket in San Francisco Immigration Court. Learn how you can contribute by volunteering as a pro bono attorney. Our training will focus on the two principal types of relief (asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status) available to unaccompanied minors and/or their families.
Representing Unaccompanied Minors and Families on the “Surge” Docket
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Munger, Tolles & Olson
560 Mission Street, Fl. 27
San Francisco, CA 94105
CLE credit:
Asian American Bar Association Community Service Committee Civil Rights Committee