We Build Bridges, Not Walls, for Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Unaccompanied Children
VECINA provides mentorship and training to pro bono attorneys and other volunteers who provide representation and legal support to asylum seekers, refugees, and the family members and other loved ones of unaccompanied children. Our expert staff come alongside the volunteers to provide training, answer questions, and make sure that our pro bono teams have everything they need to provide zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients.
VECINA provides expert mentorship to pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers before the Immigration Court throughout the country. We also host and participate in a variety of trainings focused on trial practice skills in Immigration Court.
Attorneys, administrators, and interpreter volunteers assist family members and other potential sponsors with reunification paperwork required to seek the release of unaccompanied immigrant children from the custody of the U.S. government.
We publish online trainings and provide group mentorship to pro bono teams assisting Afghan newcomers with requests for asylum and other legal needs, so that they may remain safe in the U.S. permanently.
Our team provides training and technical assistance related to immigration legal issues to organizations and advocates that are funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Some Highlights from 2023:
Give Today to Expand Representation for Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Loved Ones of Unaccompanied Children!
Our goal is to raise $65,000 on by the end of the year, and we need you to help us get there!
Let’s work together to raise $65,000!
Goal: $65,000 Raised: $70,788