Last night, the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Justice issued a joint statement announcing further delays in Migrant Protection Protocol cases due to COVID-19. Not only did the agencies announce an additional delay, but it also issued confusing instructions as to when asylum seekers should appear at the point of entry…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
The Trump Administration has worked to rescind DACA protection, which resulted in a lawsuit and ultimately this trip to the Supreme Court.Read More →
Last month, VECINA CEO Lindsay Gray traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Asylum Conference.Read More →