We are excited to announce that VECINA has launched the Freedom of Movement Project, a new project that will focus on assisting Afghan nationals and their petitioners to request permission for them to enter the United States. We invite you to join us in this project. Project Background and Overview After years of U.S. military…Read More →
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VECINA brings some of the top asylum experts in the country as expert mentors for pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers.Meet Our Mentors
Defensive Asylum Project
Representing an asylum seeker in Immigration Court. VECINA mentors work with pro bono attorneys one-on-one every step of the way to make sure that asylum seekers get competent, zealous representation.Learn More
Assisting family members and sponsors with reunification paperwork for the release of a child in immigration custody.Learn More
Freedom of Movement
Advocating for permission to enter the United States for Afghan nationals in danger abroad.Learn More
VECINA is hiring a Contract Attorney for our new Freedom of Movement Project, which will initially focus on mentoring and training pro bono attorneys and administrative volunteers to prepare and file applications for humanitarian parole for Afghan nationals so that they may request permission to enter the United States. The Contract Attorney will support the…Read More →
NOTE: This Trial Skills workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Lindsay Gray at email@example.com. Immigration Court trials can be intimidating and scary, because they can be life-saving and life-changing events for our clients. Immigration Judges are people just like us, who make decisions based on…Read More →