We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Hines has joined VECINA as a mentor. Barbara has done so much for asylum seekers in Texas throughout her career, and has inspired countless students to become immigration lawyers. We are honored to have her! Barbara Hines is a former clinical professor and founder of the University of…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 thrilled to announce that Hope Frye is joining VECINA’s Family Reunification Project as the Project Executive, and Project Lifeline will be joining the project as a partner. Hope is the co-founder and executive director of Project Lifeline, has been an immigration attorney for 44 years. During that time, she has worked on the development of policy and…Read More →
FAMILY REUNIFICATION PROJECT Over 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children are in immigration custody right now, and 90% of them have a relative in the US who can sponsor them. Fifty percent have a biological parent here. The paperwork for relatives and sponsors can be daunting and the process scary. That’s why VECINA, in partnership with Project Lifeline, is…Read More →