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
Attorney Mentorship Program
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
If your community is interested in discussing immigration law, a VECINA representative can help facilitate a discussion in your community or speak at your event.Learn More
Immigration Law Training
Training attorneys, whether as new associates, new staff, or pro bonos, can be a strain on resources. VECINA can help lighten the load by building customized one-time or ongoing trainings.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 →
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 persuasion, and presenting your best case can make all the difference. Whether you’ve been in front of an Immigration Judge for trial a few…Read More →