Immigration Equality is non-profit organization specialized in advocating and representing LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. Based in New York, it is the only national organization that both advocates for and directly represents LGBT and HIV-positive people in the immigration system. It the last few years, it accomplished a whopping 98+% success rate in its cases.
SIRR has had a terrific experience working with Immigration Equality in the past. Students work in direct contact with 11’ CLS alumn Yleana Roman, staff attorney at Immigration Equality. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist Immigration Equality in two ways. First, students with foreign language skills will be able to offer translation services. Second, students will be able to prepare and update country conditions reports for various countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, Ukraine, Belarus, Bahamas, Croatia, Georgia, Guatemala, and Zimbabwe.
This is a terrific opportunity to learn about immigration law and its practice. The work qualifies for CLS pro bono hours. SIRR is committed to send the strongest workforce to IE. Students will be preparing country condition indices that IE uses in support of their cases. These indices are also distributed to other immigration advocates to promote the refugees’ rights.
For more information, please contact César Rivière (email@example.com)